plexus no. 4 + site specific installation at the dallas contemporary + gütermann thread, wood and nails + 11′ x 25′ x 25′ + 2010 by Gabriel Dawe

“By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.” – conduit gallery

I had the same feelings during the Jonsi concert that I had in nashville looking at “Dualities XVIII” by Whitney Wood Bailey but instead of a painting it was the perfect interweaving of music and art and animation all working together to create an immersive environment and communicate. Click on the image to the left to see a video. I wish I could go back to that moment. I wish it was like Taize where the phrase would get repeated over and over until my dull faculties would soften and sharpen and receive the beauty and sadness, the razor sharp knife of the truth that is death, the acknowledgement of life, that is of choosing to live when you are the hunted, when you are the prey, when you are no longer or never were the lion. How to live with joy and triumph and purpose? —————————————————————————–

“Kiefer’s work consistently balances the dual purposes of visually powerful imagery and intellectually critical analysis.” “Kiefer’s monumental archive of human memory gives overt material presence to a broad range of cultural myths and metaphors, from the Old and New Testaments to the Kabbalah, from ancient Roman history to the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Célan. By constructing elaborate scenographies that fuse art and literature, painting and sculpture, Kiefer engages the complex events of history, the ancestral epics of life, death, and the cosmos, and the fragile endurance of the sacred and the spiritual amid the ongoing destruction of the world. He integrates, expands, and regenerates imagery and techniques, emphasizing the importance of acts of imagination as a tool against forgetting our culture and history.” -Gagosian

Somethings are so well done that each and every element is beautiful in its own right while also relying and supporting the effectiveness and beauty of the elements around it.

Found at the Rymer Gallery by Whitney Wood Bailey

Reawaken by Erik Otto from his show “Tomorrow is Never Promised” in San Francisco

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