Thursday, May 17, 2012

Can't Get There From Here / Lawrimore Project

"Fold (Ecstasy of St. Theresa)" by Amanda Manitach
image courtesy of Lawrimore Project

I've been really looking forward to this show ever since Amanda Manitach described it to me a while back. Can't Get There From Here is opening tonight at Lawrimore Project with artists Hiroshi Sugimoto, Serrah Russell, Richard Misrach, Amanda Manitach, Isaac Layman, and Britta Johnson.
"When conceiving the show it was hard not to think of the last work by Bas Jan Ader wherein he embarked on a single-handed, cross-Atlantic voyage in 1975 and was never heard from again. Ader titled this tragic, failed(?) performance piece, In Search of the Miraculous, which can easily serve as the subtitle and Joycean “secret cause” of this exhibition." - Scott Lawrimore
"And Beyond That; A Meadow", 2011, by Serrah Russell
image courtesy of Lawrimore Project

I love Scott's press release for the show.
"If a great hubris of gallery press releases is the assumption that art is exponible--that it lacks something or is so obscure that only writing can make up for it--throw this press release away. The works in this exhibition aim to prove that you lack nothing. You already have everything you need. “The Kingdom of Heaven is spread upon the earth and people do not see it.” You can’t get there from here; you’re already there."
It's going to be a nice evening and there will be several galleries open tonight like Greg Kucera Gallery, G. Gibson Gallery, Platform, SOIL, and others.

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