Gallery is pleased to present There is Always
More For People Like You, the third exhibition of drawings by Susan
Logoreci. Logoreci continues to explore dense, urban landscapes from an aerial
perspective. Her large scale drawings are rendered in colored pencil. The
ebullient gesture of the line and saturated color suggest a cheerful and joyous
mood, but simultaneously an uneasy tension forms.
Crowded cities shift and
slide in an organic way that betrays their manmade appeal, undisciplined shapes
and lines create streets that tilt and bend.
We are told that our cities
are unsafe, and perhaps they are. Some of the cities depicted in this show have
been attacked and the attacks have made seemingly indelible marks on our
collective psyches. But, they are also prosperous places that, like an evolving
creature, depict the best of us, while trying to veil the worst.
Various cities depicted are
Washington DC, New York, Mexico City, London and Los Angeles. These cities are
places where many live in relative comfort, yet where there are underlying
concerns that threaten this easy way of life. Titles such as Central Park (Ye Know Not the Hour Nor the Day), and Washington D.C. (Water the Fruit Trees,
Not the Thorns), are borrowed from Christian and Islamic religious
texts. The titles allude to a religious perspective that many have sought
solace in (for better or worse), during the uneasy times that we are told that
we live in.
There is Always More For
People Like You, more joy, more prosperity, more development, more fear, more
space, more work, more anxiety, more hope. The pleasure of abundance brings the
fear of loss.
In the project room,
Susan’s brother, Thomas Logoreci, presents a short film entitled 9/11. Inspired by a letter written for two
fellow filmmakers, it is a subjective meditation on the violent history of the
20th century at the dawn of the 21st. Thomas Logoreci is
a writer, director, and producer who has worked on several independent films,
including I Am a Sex Addict (IFC
Film) and A Day’s Work, which was
recently shown at SXSW Film Festival. He attended film school at UCLA and
currently resides in San Francisco.