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, Pacifico Silano, Ryann Cooley, Shiyuan 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 towelcome those of others.
This show begins January 20th, 2011 at the Michael Mut Gallery in
the Lower East Side, NYC. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Don’t forget to Love yourself.