February 12- March 6, 2011
Opening reception, Saturday February 12th, 6-10 pm
Rooms 1 & 2:
Rachel DeTrinis, Lindsay Kane, Jason Leinwand
There is a soulful prayer that cries out from the darkness of ones own chest, through listening the Light will present itself. Some may not be able to hear their own chest, and they refuse to, it is my prayer that the Light finds you and guides you towards love.
“Jesus said to them, ‘The light will be among you only a little while. Walk while you have the light, so that darkness may not overcome you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.”
The New American Bible. Saint Joseph Edition. John 12:35. Catholic Book Publishing Corp. New York. 1992
“Early Friends proclaimed that from the beginning every person has been endowed with the capacity to enter directly, without mediator or mediation, into an empowering holy communion with God. They rejected, therefore, the assumption that this communion, which is essential to spiritual health, occurs primarily in the presence of designated persons in an established religious institution using sacred language and rituals. Friends, both in individual worship and in meetings for worship and for business, continue to experience the presence of the living God not only as awe and healing but also as guidance for conduct. Like the prophets of Israel they proclaim the unity of religious faith and social justice.
The Religious Society of Friends continues to affirm that refreshment of spirit and the ability both to know and do right come when families and individuals, in daily life and in meeting, trust in the Light that enlightens and empowers everyone who comes into the world.”
Faith and Practice. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Fifteenth and Cherry Streets. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1479. December, 2007
“‘Faith’, ‘Love,’ and ‘Hope’
Faith of consciousness is freedom Faith of feeling is weakness Faith of body is stupidity.
Love of consciousness evokes the same in response Love of feeling evokes the opposite Love of body depends only on type and polarity.
Hope of consciousness is strength Hope of feeling is slavery Hope of body is disease.”
-G.I. Gurdjieff from Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson
I am just a medium. History and poetry provide no solace. I've made these talismans as a resurrection effort. It may take the tying of infinite threads to open a portal. In the hopes that physical representation achieves more than representation I will bring back the dead, and even this will be transitory. Discovering my teeth are the only part of my skeleton I will ever see, they are treasures. As linoleum is carved away, or acid bites into a line in the alchemy of print I find myself excavating other treasures that have been left behind. I am just a medium. This is what I found, what to wear, this is the map, this is the time and force needed. At 3 a.m. repeat this phrase 6 times, then 6 times, then 6 times, "You are alive again."
Suspended Here and Hovering There
Josephine Durkin's research and studio practice has involved the creation of drawings, videos, sculptures, and large-scale, interactive and kinetic installations that personify recognizable or manipulated objects and materials. Recent works have investigated the use of particular color palettes to reference home décor and fashion. In this exhibition at The Front, Durkin has installed two sculptural installations that are part of a new, six-part series. Layered Expansion (Golds) and Layered Expansion (Greens) consist of stacked, striated, cast plastic shapes that visually hover in front of patterned stencils, which are suspended in front of partially painted walls. The physical acts that are usually linked to interior change and beautification (painting with rollers and stencils) are emphasized, while creating a relationship amongst the paint, patterns and objects.
Brooke Pickett & Suzanne Bennett