Dos Pestañeos presents
Every Last Day
Ben Fain (Miami), Matthew Farrell (NYC), Vivienne Griffin (Dublin), Hope Hilton (Atlanta), Leigh Horowitz (NYC), Scott Lawrence (Atlanta), Vanessa Mayoraz (Geneva), David Prince (Los Angeles), Andrew Ross (Chicago), Skote Collective (Atlanta) and Alex White with Lori Scacco (NYC).
September 14 – October 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 7-9pm
Schedule of Events:
September 14: Hope Hilton leads a 20-minute walk in complete silence @ 6PM as part of performances happening at the same time all over the world; in conjunction with the Conflux Festival (conflux.org, 21citiesatonceperformed.info)
September 14: Opening Reception, 7-9pm
September 16: Gallery Talk w/ Dos Pestañeos Collective, 7:30PM
September 30: Gallery Talk w/ Skote Collective, 7:30PM
October 7: I See D.C.: Bridget Donahue, Kate McNamara and Hope Hilton (Brooklyn) discuss Washington D.C. and what they see happening, with a reception + book release following the discussion, 7:30PM
Dos Pestañeos has no idea where you came from but wants to show you something.
With its heart contemplating the fertile terrain of the in-between, Dos Pestañeos presents Every Last Day, an exploration into the potential of transitional reality. Perceiving the threshold as an intermediate space charged with possibility and quite possibly haunted, the collective has shaped an exhibition of magic, ignorance, illusion, uncertainty and pleasure. Without regard for classifications or dichotomies, the artists have instead worked within the “excluded middle”, the wish being to give breath to the complex, vital state of flux- a realm of the sacred, the taboo, and the mysterious. The shaman mediated between humans and gods, ghosts existed between life and death, werewolves between man and animal: this is the anti-structure of limbo, the capacity of every last day.
In this exhibition everywhere is the entrance and formality becomes a fiction. Unforeseen relationships emerge as the narrative continues to open. By physically pushing the boundaries of each artist’s work into the next, assumptions and architectures shift, perpetuating a community that shares and speaks together.
Included are works in a variety of media and methods: Andrew Ross includes anthropological scenes constructed from simple office paper. Leigh Horowitz creates drawings using a personal hieroglyphic system of charting dreams, while Vivienne Griffin’s text works remind us that powerful moments can be realized with very small statements.
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Dos Pestañeos is an artist collective formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003 that curates and collaborates with local, national, and international artists in self-produced exhibitions. www.dospestaneos.com
High resolution images available upon request.