About a Mountain

Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Vincent Como,
Don Dixon, Gerhard Frommel,
Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Niffenegger,
and Anonymous

Curated by Holly Jarrett

June 26 - August 15, 2014

 
About a Mountain:
"Recommended Summer Group Shows", by Sharon Butler's Two Coats Of Paint.

Rebecca Morgan:
VOXX: Present Tense”, Vox Populi Gallery.
July 11 - August 1
 
GuðmundurThoroddsen:
Artsy.net, "Top 10 Contemporary Artists Working with Ceramics".
 
Todd Kelly:
"Vault Series: Jam II", the New Bedford Art Museum.
June 27 - September 12

Inspired by the dystopian prognostication and dark metaphors in John D'Agata's book About a Mountain, this exhibition digressively explores metaphysical tropes of human existence, disaster, time, and our ongoing existential crisis. Ninety miles north of Las Vegas lies Yucca Mountain, a proposed storage site for 77,000 tons of nuclear waste. Stymied by Kafkaesque debacles, the project ultimately obsolesced. D'Agata presents a bleak and disambiguate survey of our relationship to mortality through cultural desensitization, and the orthodoxy of irrationality as the panacea for our scientific and corporate ills. As in the crux of D'Agata's book, the works in this exhibition utilize utopian, cultural and historical...

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Don Dixon, Neverness, 1988. Acrylic and gouache on illustration board, 18.5" x 14.5".