The Nothing That Is

1601 W. Mountain Street, Glendale CA 91201
Nov 16, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Jan 17, 2020
Curated by: Yaron Dotan and Christine Rasmussen

Exhibiting Artists: Holly Boruck, Arminée Chahbazian, Chelsea Dean, Yaron Dotan, Dawn Marie Forsyth, Jenn Fuentes, Kaloust Guedel, Michael Henry Hayden + Anthony Lepore, Larry Kagan, Andrew Paine, Christine Rasmussen, Colin Roberts, Linda Vallejo,
Joséphine Wister Faure, and Monica Wyatt.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
-Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man (line 13-15)

Humans are innately creative. We have the ability to make something out of nothing, with just our bare hands. But lately our newest innovations have become soulless, the human touch lost in the pursuit of purported efficiency and flawless design. In this show, the artists bear witness. Observe closely. Respond with hand-crafted
objects. Through shadows, empty landscapes, broken and reassembled vessels, depictions of invisible people, and humans distorted by technology, an understanding begins to form. Delacroix said, "I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." Likewise, the artists declare: We will
give you a human being made of emptiness provided you let us surround it as we will. They ask viewers to see for ourselves, suggesting, as Wallace Stevens did in his poem The Snow Man, that we behold the "nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is."

FREE and open to the public. Artists will be in attendance.