There is Always More for People Like You
Cirrus Gallery is pleased to present There is Always More For People Like You, the third exhibition of drawings by Susan Logoreci. Logoreci continues to explore dense, urban landscapes from an aerial perspective. Her large scale drawings are rendered in colored pencil. The ebullient gesture of the line and saturated color suggest a cheerful and joyous mood, but simultaneously an uneasy tension forms.
Crowded cities shift and slide in an organic way that betrays their manmade appeal, undisciplined shapes and lines create streets that tilt and bend.
We are told that our cities are unsafe, and perhaps they are. Some of the cities depicted in this show have been attacked and the attacks have made seemingly indelible marks on our collective psyches. But, they are also prosperous places that, like an evolving creature, depict the best of us, while trying to veil the worst.
Various cities depicted are Washington DC, New York, Mexico City, London and Los Angeles. These cities are places where many live in relative comfort, yet where there are underlying concerns that threaten this easy way of life. Titles such as Central Park (Ye Know Not the Hour Nor the Day), and Washington D.C. (Water the Fruit Trees, Not the Thorns), are borrowed from Christian and Islamic religious texts. The titles allude to a religious perspective that many have sought solace in (for better or worse), during the uneasy times that we are told that we live in.
There is Always More For People Like You, more joy, more prosperity, more development, more fear, more space, more work, more anxiety, more hope. The pleasure of abundance brings the fear of loss.
In the project room, Susan’s brother, Thomas Logoreci, presents a short film entitled 9/11. Inspired by a letter written for two fellow filmmakers, it is a subjective meditation on the violent history of the 20th century at the dawn of the 21st. Thomas Logoreci is a writer, director, and producer who has worked on several independent films, including I Am a Sex Addict (IFC Film) and A Day’s Work, which was recently shown at SXSW Film Festival. He attended film school at UCLA and currently resides in San Francisco.