april 2010

The Inexpressible

 


Virtual Walkthrough

April 3rd - 24th, 2010

Opening: April 3rd 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guillemette Buffault, Rob Mintz, Dalibor Polivka, Chau Thuy

Live Dance Performances:
7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM
 
Dancers include:  Hope Bataclan, Roya Carerra, Julia Cost, Lindsay Berliner, Natalie Johnson, Shannon Leopold, Philip Lu, Katrina Muffley, Krystal Piers Patch, Katiana Rush, Alysha Shroff, Jenna Tatone, Mark Tomasic.

 

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http://www.daliborpolivka.com/inexpressible.html


 
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The InexpressIble is not meaningless. On the contrary, it overflows with significance impossible to contain. The InexpressIble holds in abeyance final judgment on the tension coiled within it. The InexpressIble dances beyond the reach of words while seeming tangible in a caress or kiss. The InexpressIble would rather wander with the damned than lie among the dead. The InexpressIble is not remote from our being-in-the- world. In moments of extreme lucidity, the inexpressible appears as through a glass darkly, uncountable dimensions beyond comprehension. The InexpressIble is not a digression from the main activities of existence. The InexpressIble is not an apology for our ignorance. The InexpressIble is not mute, far from it! Art would give it a voice.


The InexpressIble may be the quicksilver of happiness spilling from the fountain of youth. The InexpressIble does not make a grand entrance, preferring to slip in unannounced and unnoticed. The InexpressIble may on occasion fill the world with the light of reason.

 

Dali Polivka
Large abstract shapes with sound. Chanting performance.
Photographic documentation of traveling landscape symbols.


No form an artist might use is equal to the unbounded void where the phantoms of memory arise. To represent the absolute in a manner that does not instantly betray its transcendental meaning is the challenge that motivates Dalibor Polivka. The beauty and depth of the historic cultural traditions of his native Slovakia inform a restless pursuit of the underpinnings of perception, across contemporary disciplines, in painting, sculpture, installation, performance, digital imaging and graphic design.

 

Rob Mintz
Text

Rob Mintz’s writings are influenced by the history of the avant-garde in all its manifestations.
Evolving spontaneously and organically with a series of decisions that embellish or obliterate each line, they exude subjectivity, authenticity, anxiety, and the drift of autonomous introspection, the philosopher’s first step.

 

Guillemette Buffault
Installation of prints from series of
“Tirages Argentiques.” Glass, paper, vulcan.


The “fold” (le pli) is the structure at the center of Guillemette Buffault’s research, taking form
in paper, cloth, metal, sheets of lead, woven polyester, graphite, bronze, and glass, depicted in
prints, or captured in photographs. The fold is both an object and a means of investigation. In her hands it becomes paradoxical, material and immaterial simultaneously. The fold is a connective discontinuity. When multiplied, its implications become metaphysical. Like apparitions, Buffault’s art oscillates between the opaque and the transparent.

 

Chau Thuy
Large scale calligraphy on gallery wall,
approximately 20 feet by 10 feet.


Inspired by the Vietnamese calligraphic tradition, Chau Thuy’s popular and widely-exhibited work incorporates stylized figurative elements to symbolically express personal, political and spiritual themes.

 

   
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