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The Nothing That Is


  • Brand Art Center 1601 West Mountain Street Glendale, CA, 91201 United States (map)

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."

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 16
6-9PM

BRAND ART CENTER
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201

FEATURED ARTISTS
Holly Boruck
Arminee Chahbazian
Chelsea Dean
Yaron Dotan
Jennifer Fuentes
Larry Kagan
Michael Henry Hayden + Anthony Lepore
Andrew Paine
Christine Rasmussen
Colin Roberts
Linda Vallejo
Josephine Wister Faure
Monica Wyatt

Stay tuned for more programming, TBA.

Earlier Event: October 25
The Ladies Room
Later Event: April 25
The Lines Between