Chances Are The Comets In Our Future

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untitled, 2013 Fabric Dye And Bleach On Canvas 48” X 36” © Courtesy of the artist and KATHARINE MULHERIN - NO FOUNDATION
Chances Are The Comets In Our Future

1082 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H8
April 25th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013
Opening: April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday/Friday to Saturday 12-6 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM, or by appointment


Chances are doors that just open up
I don't just carry for nothing
Ten tons of rain in a plastic cup
Tears unknown that fill oceans
Chances are the comets in our future
While others go on living in the past
The future seems farther away than Jupiter
Does appear through the telescopic glass
You can move so many, many times
Our home is everywhere we've been
Some people like to show humility
Others live in dramatic scenes on ships
Instead of feeling their own dealing and partake
They grow invisible as their soul starts to slip
Away from the center of illumination
That old steel-toothed border upstairs

Romas Astrauskas, an MFA graduate of New York’s Parsons School of Design, is a Toronto based artist and writer. His output is defined principally by his varied and eclectic approach to creating work, an approach characterized by a continuous exploration into the possibilities of materials and mediums. Alchemy, ritualism, mysticism and entropy all collide as subject matter in his ongoing project which researches and investigates, through object making, the poetic repercussions of a finite, time-based existence.

Astrauskas has exhibited extensively throughout Toronto and beyond it’s borders, including the Power Plant (Toronto), the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood (Fort Lauderdale) as well as the Scope Art Fair in both Miami and New York.