MICHAEL MUT GALLERY PRESENTS
In Love We Trust
curated by Lauraberth Lima
Artist: Ryann Cooley, Nathan Fitch, Michael Lin, Shiyuang Lui, Zony Maya, Ania Moussawel
New York, New York -January 20 - March 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 27, 6:00 - 9:00PM
To Love oneself truly and unconditionally is such a complex concept to understand, never mind achieve. Is it an action, a cerebral state of being, or neither? Who has the time and awareness to indulge in such a pursuit? Shouldn’t we all?
The newest exhibition In Love We Trust, at the Michael Mut Gallery, investigates and expresses the notion of Self Love through the work of various New York based artists. From a diverse milieu Nathan Fitch, Ryann Cooley, Shiyuang Liu, Ania Moussawel, Michael Lin, and Zony Maya offer very different, yet equally profound interpretations of a topic often overlooked; self-love and its implications. Through installation, video, and photography, this grouping of work solicits the viewer to question honestly and vulnerably. The range in approach amongst these artists is evidence of the variety in ways one could come to contemplate this show or topic at large. As Nietzsche once put it best “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”As self-improvement and a desire for perfection, which typically denotes superficiality, seem to be so heavily dominant in current culture, we invite you to take the time to love yourself today.
Everyday if possible. Bring your way, your preconceived ideals, with enough accessibility to welcome those of others.
This show begins January 20th, 2011 and Opens January 27th, 2011at the Michael Mut Gallery in the Lower East Side, NYC. We look forward to seeing you in thenew year.
Don’t forget to Love yourself.
Michael Mut Gallery at 97 Avenue C between 6th and 7th Streets in The Lower East Side.
F-train to 2nd ave, L-train to 1st ave, 6 train to Astor sq. and the m9 bus to Ave C
about love yourself project******https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1888569374/the-love-yourself-project