Tuesday, October 30 from 5-8pm
Curated by Shaw Osha and Dawn Cerny
Featuring: Deb Baxter, Gretchen Bennett, Jared Buckhiester, Dawn Cerny, Dahlia Elsayed, Wynne Greenwood, Jenny Heishman, Tuomas Korpijaakk, Dani Leventhal, Matthew Offenbacher, Shaw Osha, and Hanneline Røgeberg. The show will include video, photography, painting and some supplemental print material (including a special edition of La Norda Specialo).
To risk is to perform the boundary (latin resicum: cliff); risk embodies the gap between intention and interpretation. Consisting of artworks that concern, among other things, the figure, emotion and the unnameable, The rug pulled out from underneath; you lie on the floor aims to transfer the question of gender from the artist's body to the artwork, where it is not the female but the feminine gesture that is taken up as a risky site. Can we have presence without clarity? Are passivity and detachment as courageous as they are timorous? What is the relationship between pathos, empathy and beauty? Can a work insist we suspend judgment and what happens if we can't or won't obey? -Dawn Cerny and Shaw Osha
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