October 2nd, 2014

Greg Parma Smith at David Lewis

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Artist: Greg Parma Smith

Venue: David Lewis, New York

Exhibition Title: Melancholy

Date: September 2 – October 5, 2014

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

Images:

Images courtesy of David Lewis, New York

Press Release:

The exhibition Cultural paradox staged in the sphere of taste. hermetic image cultures play out fantasy of autonomy from history.

Near-symmetry, over-under, meeting of old and new, illusion of order, yin yang, romanticism/the exotic.

“Self-knowledge” “mis-en-abyme” “mirror mirror”

Janus god of doors:

Revealing/concealing
Old/new
Direct/satirical
Mass culture/subculture
Earnest/cynical
Rich/poor
Beginning/ending
In front/behind
Depth/flatness
Good taste/bad taste
Fancy/shitty
Fucker/fuckee
Old/young
Pictorial illusion/facticity
Trendy/outré
Professional/dilettante
Poetic/literal
PlayerPredator/victim

The inherent contradiction of even embodying Change in a stable symbol, a God. janus: icon of doorways —keeping out—letting in—passing through? instability—change—contradictions—beginnings—

Link: Greg Parma Smith at David Lewis

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