i’m working on a group show called “vocabularies of metaphor: more stories” that will open in our san francisco gallery after labor day. it’s an exhibition of works on paper by fifteen international artists exploring narrative through symbols. i’m interested in visual languages that are highly personal and lyrical. the “stories” are also original to the artists and open to interpretation.
the artists’ choice of exploring the intimacy of drawing/painting on paper (and my choice, as the curator) is about giving the viewer a voyeuristic glimpse into private moments. i’m exhibiting between two and six pieces by each artist to give the viewer the opportunity to observe mutating idioms and to decipher the lexicons of each. while the show didn’t start to be about work by women, almost all of it is. i’m including amy cutler, fay ku, shahzia sikander, ruth marten, liliana porter, yuka yamaguchi, yelena yemchuk, baseerah khan, rob matthews, henry darger, sara stites, charlotte schultz, rachell sumpter, crystal liu and seonna hong.
i’ll do a series of posts over the next few days about the art in it and how/why i chose it.
work in this post all by fay ku. above, “stuck going nowhere.” below, “women who love horses”
6 September-18 October, 2008
Reception: Saturday 6 September, 4-6 pm