Everything Is Nothing With A Twist
Investigating minimal artwork can ironically reveal our own individual value and humanity that we project onto inanimate objects. “Everything is nothing with a twist,” is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut which was chosen to summarize this fertile ground of self-interpretation through different constructions and approaches to minimal objects. As Michael Fried famously discussed in “Art and Objecthood,” minimalist objects can simply be everyday objects outside of “art.” An argument also commonly made is that the same picture plane can be interpreted as a detail of something larger or a world contained within itself. For instance, Christian Davies works with repeating geometric patterns to suggest an infinity of space while Connie Goldman’s work seems to fold in on itself creating internal shifts. This exhibition sought to confront these issues with contemporary artists who are finding fertile ground within these predefined parameters. An immersion in these varying approaches aims to reveal the way we personally construct meaning from the world.
Included artists Sharon Brant , Christian Davies, Connie Goldman, Matt Lynch, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, and Rick Wolhoy. Curated by Geoffrey ‘Skip’ Cullen.
Everything Is Nothing With A Twist was on view from December 3rd, 2016 - January 14th, 2017.