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Stephan Stoyanov/Luxe Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Stephan Stoyanov
29 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002

March 1st, 2009 - March 29th, 2009
Shadow Over Berlin, Jan BaraczJan Baracz, Shadow Over Berlin,
2006, Map of Berlin and Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 37 in.
east village/lower east side
Wednesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
installation, video-art, conceptual

Luxe Gallery is proud to present  Alive!, a group exhibition with the following artists: Jan Baracz, Amelie Chabannes, Ellen Harvey, Pedro Lasch, Dominik Lejman, Basim Magdy, Marie Maillard, Trine Lise Nedreaas, and Diana Shpungin.


Life is transitory.  There is no way around its ever-changing mechanisms.  No matter how much we may want to stay the same, stability is a bit of an illusion and constant movement is often our compulsion, even addiction to deal with impending dissolution and our gradual disillusion.  The artists in this exhibition tell us the stories of our restlessness.


Playing with the constant variability of time, the contemplation of past selves embedded in the regret of age, the arbitrariness of borders displaying desperate tendencies of freedom, as well as the use of ephemera, these artists reveal evidence of the unsettled at the core of human nature.  They speak of our presence as well as absence and ask what remains in the spaces left behind.  Vacilliation and desultory wanderings to cope with ensuing confusion and sometimes despondance, argue that we are seemingly always unprepared, taken off balance by change.  Alive!, however, reveals a hopeful curve on this circle of inevitability.  Not only are we captured, but defined by our own movement, offering up intentionality.  Forced metamorphosis evolves into purpose and destination.  Opportunity then, becomes the agitator, leading to living with the explanation point, being a vivacious piece of the swarming, thronged, humming whole.


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