Open to the public 1 - 6 p.m.: June 7th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 30th
July 6th, 11-13th
Finnisage: July 14th, 1- 6 p.m.
June 18th, 8 p.m.: Reading and Writing about Looking: At this reading, writers will read excerpts from their work that describe the act of looking. Organized by Emily Witt
June 25th, 8 p.m.: special 16mm screening of Andy Warhol's Beauty #2
Diana Artus - Barbar - Katie Cercone - Elly Clarke - Linda Franke - Delia Gonzalez - Jennifer Herrema/ Jonah Freeman/ Justin Lowe - Daniel Kingery - Lisa Kingery - Phuc Le - Mira O'Brien - Eva Maria Salvador - Andy Warhol
Looking is never “innocent.” Every glance carries with it our fears, hopes, prejudices and desires. Seeing is the primary way we relate to the world. In the subways and on the streets we look at others, we see advertisements and a barrage of images on our smart phones. We long to satiate our desires, to substitute a material product for the spiritual within.
Through the mirror of an artwork, we enter the realm where we perhaps see ourselves. The job of the artist is to look within and to find those inner truths and give them form.
This is an exhibition about looking. It’s about looking at ourselves, looking at others and how that affects the way we see the world. It’s about looking at art and the complicated and complicit relationship that this creates between ourselves, the work and the artist. It’s about desire, frustration, transparency and opacity.
The artists in this exhibition were asked to respond to the subject of looking. This may take a personal, psychological, political or phenomenological form. Their works can be roughly divided into two categories: those which reveal and those which conceal, although in a sense all will do both.