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GUEST CURATED EXHIBITION: NATALIE LERNER

MIND THE GAP: Athena Nugent, Brianna Rivers, Diana Pereyra, Iikamatti Hauru, Meagan Hindel, Musa Kunene, Andrea Oded, David Klos, Jay Wu, Savannah Magnolia, Jose Linares, Lauren Lesley

October 18th - November 3rd, 2018

Reception: Thursday, October 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

“Black in this way, consolidates one of its great affirmative functions: marking the location of what exists only by lacking.” –– Alain Badiou from Black: The brilliance of a non-color

 

While curating this show the above quote from Alain Badiou's series of essays on Black as a non-color and it’s shifting meaning throughout culture came to mind. Its (black) ability to indicate that there may be a gap in our presumably whole view of an image or object is simple yet effective. When we become aware of the void in something it breathes into being a work’s present and absent qualities – making our observation slower and more carefully layered. Rather than a literal use of black, I applied the simple concept of something that conveys limited information to bring together the works featured.


– Natalie Lerner