Tag Archives: George Segal

fascination with opposites

….a fascination with opposites. The theory that no quality or trait in art can enjoy an independent existence without being dependent on a contrary. When you look at  George Segal and Meyer  Schapiro its very much a glimpse into the … Continue reading

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where shall i seek you

The plausibility of Elie Wiesel asserting the importance of the holocaust as comparable and of equal significance to the events of Mount Sinai does seem like poetic lyricism gone amok and the elevation of the tragic to fetishised narrative of … Continue reading

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leaving the absence intact

Monuments. There are monuments of the holocaust all over Germany. They are like crosses with the suffering Jesus allover the backroads of Quebec in the 1960’s. Mourn through the monuments and let them do the heavy lifting. We can’t really … Continue reading

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cin-thesis

Articulations about suffering and pain without the destructive collateral damage of nihilism. Modern despair in a human way. A taking of Edward Hopper’s figures and putting them within the crowd of Baudelaire’s Paris, marching, crying, weeping, but maintaining a human … Continue reading

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playing in the same band

The WholeWorldBand. An uncontacted tribe coming to light.Will limited contact be necessary to protect the groups from external threats? Like Neanderthal Man recorded forty years ago, that glimpse, that brief appearance of a hitherto uncontacted tribe that vanished into the … Continue reading

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Chance Encounters In The Snare Of Dreams

The weighty  dilemma of the artist who must be ”human” in addition to creating. To slay the dragon of abstraction in pursuit of a cause. A mythological figure destined to eternal recurrence. Imagine alienation and despondency as a default setting, … Continue reading

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Art of Cognitive Incoherence

”An experience, in short, that violates all logic and expectation. The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote that such anomalies produced a profound ‘sensation of the absurd,’ and he wasn’t the only one who took them seriously. Freud, in an essay called “The … Continue reading

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