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Offramp Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Truth and Self Deception
Curated by: Jane Chafin
1702 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

February 20th, 2011 - March 20th, 2011
February 20th, 2011 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
If and Only If, Theodore SvenningsenTheodore Svenningsen, If and Only If
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-5pm or by appointment

In Svenningsen’s pieces the work exists at a place where narrative meanings of words can give way to being seen solely as aesthetic objects. The work explores this conflation of the narrative and the aesthetic.

 The text work is comprised of two main concerns. Some of the pieces are self – referential, these pieces investigate, critically, the underpinnings of theory driven art. A second area of interest explores the interrelationships between individual persons and the larger group, and looks at the difficulties and inabilities of these certain individuals to fit in. Logic symbolism forms the bases of the aesthetic element in a number of the pieces.

Additional areas of concern involve the investigation of money in society and its position as almost the only criterion of importance in judging a life, dominating and almost obliterating all truly human propensities. Another concern involves the actual, but mostly ignored, temporariness of life.

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