The Fold

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The Fold

7714 N Sheridan Road
60626 Chicago
November 13th, 2010 - December 19th, 2010
Opening: November 13th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Other (outside areas listed)
Fridays 11am-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm

Iceberg Projects is proud to announce the opening of The Fold, an upcoming exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist, Sarah Conaway. The Fold opens on November 13, 2010 from 6-9pm, and will be open by appointment Saturdays and Sundays until December 19th.
Sarah Conaway received her MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in the US and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Bellwether Gallery, New York, and Julia Friedman Gallery, New York and Chicago, and group shows including Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, Sarah Conaway/Graham Hudson, Gallery Diet Miami; Suitable Video: Works from the Suitable Exhibitions Archive, Western Exhibitions, Femmes, 64bis, Paris; Post Rose: Artists In and Out of Hazard Park, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin; and I Am Eyebeam, Gallery 400, Chicago. Sarah Conaway lives and works in Los Angeles.
Above the fold. Come into the fold. Know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em.
Doctrine of the two-fold truth as articulated by Siger of Brabant: principles which were
in opposition to faith could not be disproved by reason and were, in fact, necessary
truths. Revealed truth could not, therefore, be the province of reason, only of faith. All
else, the science of the physical world, belonged to reason. Thou hast obeyed the Law.
But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art bound to return good threefold.
To embrace a "thing" or a "person" in its essence means to love it, to favor it. Thought in
a more originary way, such favoring means to bestow essence as a gift. Such favoring is
the proper essence of enabling, which not only can achieve this or that but also can let
something essentially unfold in its provenance, that is, let it be. Folds are in a sense dual
to unfolds, which take a starting value of some other type and apply a function recursively
to decide how to construct a data structure, whereas a fold recursively breaks that structure down, replacing it with other functions and values. In keeping with Leibniz’s theory, that the whole universe is contained within each being, like the Baroque church, Deleuze argues that the process of folding constitutes the basic unit of existence. While there are elements of the fold already in Leibniz and the
architecture and art of the period, as Deleuze points out, it gains a new consistency and
significance when used as a creative term in this manner. Throughout The Fold,
Deleuze uses the concept of the fold to describe the nature of the human subject as the
outside folded in: an immanently political, social, embedded subject. Giorgio Agamben
finds that the origin of Western metaphysics lies in the conception that
original experience be always already caught in a fold…that presence be always already
caught in a signification. Hence, logos is the fold that gathers and divides all things in
the putting together of presence.