Monday, January 29, 2007

Gimme Pain

I visited "The Constant Possibility of Erasure" at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City today. It's a show about how erasure has been used in art to represent passing time and the ephemeral. There were erased drawings, covered photographs, a video of a man painting a portrait with water on rock, and a lot of chalk.

Drawing seemed to be the most visceral means of presenting erasure, and performance seemed best suited for presenting and then disappearing. But, I felt erasure could have also been suggested more explicitly through themes of loss.

Included in this post are some of my curatorial additions.

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