Artist Reception ~ March 1, 2018, 5-9 PM
"An exhibition of fantastic art from the perspective of cyclical time, where an infinite loop of disintegration and re-creation defines the perpetually flourishing plexus of all life, and conscious connection with this amalgam of vitality inspires fearless and loving participation in its glorious evolution."
::: Original artworks by :::
Alfredo Arreguin, Carrie Ann Baade, Kim Evans, William Fahey, Don Farrell, Ernst Fuchs (1930-2015), Andrew Gonzalez, Mark Henson, David Heskin, Martina Hoffmann, Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Brigid Marlin, Otto Rapp, Amanda Sage, Roku Sasaki, Marlene Seven Bremner, Autumn Skye, Carol Spicuzza, Liba WS, Miguel Tio and Aloria Weaver.
Sculptures by Elijah Strongheart Evenson
Fashions by Mark Zappone of Zstudio
"8 o'clock moment" ~ Mental Tronde de Jambe
Schedule of Sound ~ Kylmyys
Co-Curated by Don Farrell & Gallery AXIS
"The notion that time is a rigid line that can be measured, from creation to apocalypse, has been etched so profoundly into our perspective that, despite the cyclical nature of everything around us, we fixate on the inevitable and permanent end toward which we believe we are marching. Our ego eschews the ever-unfolding obsolescence of what "I" thought "I" was, overlooking the promise of what We will become.
But the withered flower swells into fruit, which turns to seed that falls into the decomposed remains of all that has lived before it. Nurtured through the long, dark winter until coaxed forth from this fertile underworld by the warmth of vernal awakening, it reaches toward the sun to flourish again.
Creation and re-creation are reflected in all the ancient calendars, whose authors perceived time as an infinite repetition of cycles within cycles. At the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, many people projected apocalyptic implications upon its meaning, though a new calendar had already begun. The serpent devours its tail.
Now, at the beginning of time, we find our way back, from fear to love, before the insatiable, unsustainable "I", to reconnect with and participate in the perpetual glory of all creation."