"I'll be your you can break into endless shards"

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Adjacent Self © Eric Ayotte
"I'll be your you can break into endless shards"
Curated by: MetroColorCollision

27 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
July 17th, 2008 - August 10th, 2008
Opening: July 17th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

east village/lower east side
Wed-Sun 12-6
Art, groupshow, summer, photo, collage, collage-assemblage, installation


ENDLESS SHARDS: Group Exhibition
July 17 - August 10, 2008

Heist Gallery proudly presents:
"I'll be your 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: 
Eric Ayotte
Matthew Bradley
Duane Bruton
Christine Callahan
Angela Cappetta
Drew Conrad
Colleen Cunningham
Carlton DeWoody
Stephanie Dodes
Marta Edmisten
Jonathan Feinstein
Simone Frazier
Rob Hart
Conrad Kofron
Tatiana Kronberg
Christopher Martino
Meredith Miller
Jeanne Mischo
Kelly Mola
Kelly Mudge
Trong Gia Nguyen
John Peery
Tod Seelie
David Smith
Jessica Smith
Tara Smith
Emily Steinfeld
Andrea Taormina
Vadie Turner
Ryan Watkins-Hughes
Bahar Yurukoglu

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 you can break into endless shards" will be on view through August 10, 2008. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 - 6PM.

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