I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR ...SO YOU CAN BREAK INTO
ENDLESS SHARDS: Group Exhibition
July 17 - August 10, 2008
Heist Gallery proudly presents:
"I'll be your mirror...so you can break into endless shards"
Curated by Metro Color Collision, the creative team of Julie Fishkin and Matt Lucas.
While this exhibition is an obvious reference to the mythic Velvet
Underground song titled "I'll be your mirror" in which Nico sang in her
beautiful ingenue voice the first part of this title, it is equally a
celebration of love, life, empathy, death and everything we may endure
through a shared experience with another.
I'll be your mirror, reflect what you are/ in case you don't know.....
When you think the night has seen your mind
That inside you're twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands
Cause I see you
The song is about how you can understand someone you love despite all
the inner turmoil and twisted self-perceptions. It's about ultimate
empathy and the recognition of beauty in the simple of truth of being
there, of that impending present moment that erases everything before
it and supplants everything after.
The title is also an homage and reference to Nan Goldin's brilliant
collection of photographs for which the book bears the same name. As
you know, they reflect her friendships, loves, lovers and everything
they have been through over the years -- their battle with drugs, AIDS,
love and everything in between.
The work presented in this exhibition of thirty-one artists depicts
their individual gazes, their perceptions of self and of others; they
expound upon love, friendship and the personal story of each artist but
through a lens of inherent contradiction that can only stem through
utter introspection. The results are personal, beautiful, aloof,
disturbing, twisted and unkind.
The featured artists are:
Trong Gia Nguyen
Heist Gallery is in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood and always
seeks to show work that would thrive in its incredibly located space.
"I'll be your mirror...so you can break into endless shards" will be on
view through August 10, 2008. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through
Sunday, from 12 - 6PM.