THE NOTHING THAT IS
Curated by Yaron Dotan & Christine Rasmussen
Nov. 16, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020
The hum of automation. The constant barrage of information – fact, fiction or otherwise. The insistent longing to be seen. Hidden in plain sight. Drowning out the ability to pinpoint ourselves. Humans have always endeavored to master the universe, but now we squint just to see ourselves. Who could have predicted the marginalization of the human touch?
As artists we bear witness to this quandary with a hand-crafted response. Through shadows, empty landscapes, hollow vessels, depictions of invisible people, and humans distorted by technology, an understanding begins to form. Delacroix said, "I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." We will give you a human being made of emptiness provided you let us surround it as we will.
In this show the artists ask the audience to listen for themselves. They suggest, as Wallace Stevens did in his poem The Snow Man, that we behold the "nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is."
Saturday, November 16
BRAND ART CENTER
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201
Michael Henry Hayden + Anthony Lepore
Josephine Wister Faure
Stay tuned for more programming, TBA.