NEW YORK – Diane Simpson’s group exhibition See sun, and think shadow on view at Gladstone Gallery, New York, from June 23 to July 29, 2016.
Can a mote of sunlight defeat its purpose
When thought shows it to be deep or dark?
See sun, and think shadow.
– Louis Zukofsky, anew #21
See sun, and think shadow, a group exhibition organized by Simone Battisti. Featuring twelve artists working across varied media, this show will explore the formal tool of antithesis as it is manifest in works that run the gamut from video and installation, to painting and photography. The artists included in the exhibition are: Lucas Blalock, Liz Deschenes, Jessica Dickinson, Trisha Donnelly, Apostolos Georgiou, Hilary Lloyd, Shahryar Nashat, Blake Rayne, Nora Schultz, Amy Sillman, Diane Simpson, and Michael E. Smith.
Borrowing its title from Louis Zukofsky’s short poem, anew #21, the exhibition will use the binary of light/dark not as a thematic end goal, but rather as an allegorical springboard into broader dichotomies that emerge as a result of examining compositional contrariety, such as hope and despair, familiar and foreign, human and mechanical, and real and representational. The works on view provide visual rejoinders to this investigation, among which Diane Simpson’s sculpture, an earth-toned tunic produced in rigid rectilinear form, renders utility null
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