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Artists' Reception: The Perfect Storm at Julie Saul Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 21, 2012
Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014

Group show featuring work by:
Tom Berenz, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Julie Heffernan, Bill Jacobson, Simen Johan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Kim Keever, Shai Kremer, Lori Nix, Karin Apollonia Müller and Yuki Shingai

Exhibition Dates: June 28 - August 17, 2012

Artists' Recepton:
Thursday, June 28
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Kim Keever, Lori Nix, Bill Jacobson & Yuki Shingai to attend

This extensive exhibition curated by Edna Cardinale brings together artists who portray natural and man made disasters. The artists are too few to give each their proper due, but together the potency of the work reveals international currents of uncertainty at our current state. Space and place seems to shrink when these works knit together. Our world is global and we are increasingly connected. Some of the impact-zones are tied to place, as in Lori Nix's Flood series that recalls scenes from her childhood and frequent disasters in western Kansas, or Bill Jacobson's out-of-focus images from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. These location-based works do help ground or literally root the exhibition. If nothing else they set the stage and the tone for the show. Other pieces begin to expand the locus and work to heighten the sense of common burdon. Yuki Shingai's work is full of longing for the absent, represented with shoes at the seashore, and take us definitively international through images that relate to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Philip-Lorca diCorcia's woman sitting on a bed doesn't identify place, and though it feels western its exact local is anonymous. The sense of disconnect, the quiet before or even perhaps, as we infur from the twister on her television screen, during the storm. Time also stands still with diCorcia's piece, and we identify the present as ever-present; we are not looking at a single moment, we are looking at an evolving current moment. This lasting sense of present heightens the tension in the work. The power of this show is the revelation of our shared interest. The world is small, we are connected, we do have a responsibility to each other and the world we share.

For more information on this exhibition please visit Julie Saul Gallery

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