Gallery: Ping Pong Gallery
Reception Date: Friday, January 15, 2010 from 6-9pm
In his essay, WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY, Giorgio Agamben describes the contemporary as “he who firmly holds his gaze on his own time so as to perceive not its light, but rather its darkness." The contemporary is precisely the person who is able to see the world in the obscurity of the present, at its visible limit – ever present and out of reach. By extension, the contemporary painter might be he or she who attempts to capture the essence of this infinite obscurity, thus making visible the elusive invisible.