September 23rd, 2013

Darren Bader at Blum & Poe

kale and/with Brailledimensions variable

Artist: Darren Bader

Venue: Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Exhibition Title: Heaven and Earth

Date: July 20 – August 31, 2013

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sugar and/with axedimensions variable

concert harp and/with airplane tray tabledimensions variable

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of  the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. 

Press Release:


2 is the indomitable parallax of union and division. Therein lies its horror and divinity, its comedy and stupidity.

It takes two to make a thing go right; it takes two to make it out of sight (like literally, I can’t see a thing).

Which number is the number of faith, 2 or 1 (infinity doesn’t count)? Ethically speaking, 2, since 1 is fantasy—fantasy and faith seemingly isomorphic, much like 2 and itself.

Try to separate them—it’s an illusion. (Pope Innocent III)


The impulse is one of knowing: How to know? (Why to know and what to know are both tautological in their own ways. Who cares about where, and where knows no care of who. When is the point that is beside the point.)

Everything is everything as of course it can’t be.

Ask the local gentry, and they will say it’s elementary. (Voltaire)


You always wanted a lover; I only wanted a job. (Kanye West)

Words cleave; thoughts struggle to equalize.

Every time one wants to be valedictory, one is assailed by remains. Every time one wants to be present, one is assailed by doubts.

What have I done to deserve this? (Edward Snowden)

There’s the noble notion that the abstract can eschew the anthropomorphic, and so it can. But it can’t do anything else at all.

How am I gonna get through? (Fredric March, Death Takes a Holiday)

Link: Darren Bader at Blum & Poe

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