Posts Tagged where is the power

chris powell, “twin”

Perception of an object costs Precise the Object’s loss— Perception in itself a Gain Replying to its price— The Object Absolute—is nought— Perception sets it fair And then upbraids a Perfectness That situates so far—  Emily Dickinson  where is the power appreciates the significance and inevitability of absurdity in art as in life. Such can be […]

kris pierce, “the red telephone”

The “red telephone” is the famous hotline that linked the White House via the National Military Command Center with the Kremlin during the Cold War. As a description it might also bring to mind the historical and beloved British phone box. And finally, The Red Telephone is the title of the “summer of love,” 1967 pop song by […]

cornelia parker, “bullet drawing”

Cornelia Parker’s early installations brought her a great deal of attention and for good reason. They are ambitious in every way. Imposing in scale and visually stunning, the punch they pack is delivered upon the realization of what is being viewed and how it came to be. Politically and culturally astute, Parker’s work always offers layers […]

glenn ligon, “condition report”

There is a succinct quality to Glenn Ligon’s use of text. Form is as critical to meaning as content. Ligon has stated that he aims to “make language into a physical thing, something that has real weight and force to it.”  The gravity of the four words, I AM A MAN, on the bold and […]

robert kinmont, “127 willow forks (this is who I am)”

127 Willow Forks (This is Who I Am), 2010 is comprised of three rows of forked willow branches cut to various lengths and gently attached to the wall. The forks are accompanied by a maple, pine and birch plywood case containing the surplus willow forks with “127 Willow Forks” lightly stenciled in pencil on the front of the box and “This is Who I Am” stenciled across the top of the box lid. The press release for Kinmont’s solo exhibition Evidence in 2010 at Alexander and Bonin gallery states, “For Kinmont these forks bring to mind a reference to one’s life as well as to the variety found in any single category in nature. The arrangement of the forks functions as a metaphor for structure and diversity in society.”

mona hatoum, “projection”

Mona Hatoum resents being misidentified as Lebanese based on having grown up in Lebanon. She explains that while she was born in Beirut her parents are Palestinian, she has a British passport and she now lives between London and Berlin. All to say, that locating an individual by way of a map is complicated. It […]

liam gillick, “it’s a poor sort of memory…”

A press release for Scorpion and und et Felix opening last May at Casey Kaplan gallery describes Liam Gillick’s practice as divergent – including sculpture, writing, architectural and graphic design, film and music – and resisting methodological boundaries and constraints, “showing a fondness for discursiveness, distractions and evasive tactics.”

alejandro cesarco, “zeide issac”

Zeide Issac is a six-minute, 16mm film transferred to DVD of the artist’s grandfather, a Holocaust survivor who is performing a script Cesarco created based on his grandfather’s personal story as well as the nature of remembering and bearing witness. In a description of the piece on his website, Cesarco states the “work explicitly addresses the […]

kris pierce, “the red telephone”

A patterned geographical segregation within cities has compounded over the past fifty years, quashing the meaning of what defines a community as a group of interacting people. The project is activated by the interaction of everyday people prompted by a seemingly utilitarian, and somewhat archaic object: the payphone. The project’s components include three payphones each […]

“where is the power” opens saturday, august 25, 6 – 8 pm

Curated by Terri Thornton Fort Worth Contemporary Arts August 25 – October 27, 2012 “The eagerness of objects to  be what we are afraid to do  cannot help but move us…”   —Frank O’Hara Interior (with Jane) where is the power is a poetic collection of works that challenge conventions and undermine expectations through subtle […]