Note To Self
23 February 2009

I’m toiling away in the studio working on a solo show for April, but I have three drawings in Note To Self opening Friday from 7 – 9 at Schroeder Romero. The line up is awesome, including some of my favorite drawers, narrators, and self-haters self-reflectors…

 

 

Note To Self
Laura Ball, Amelia Biewald, Nancy Chunn, Dawn ClementsMary Coble, Jennifer Dalton, Eric Heist, Laurie HoginBarry Hylton, Deborah Kass, David KramerChristina Mazzalupo, Jonathan Newman, William PowhidaMichael Schall, Guy Richards SmitJim Torok, Michael Waugh, Julie Weitz
February 27 – April 4, 2009Opening reception: Friday, February 27, 6-8pm
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce Note To Self a group exhibition featuring works on paper by artists using text-based and visual depictions of personal and universal reminders. How often has each of us blundered through a situation, only to reach the end, with painful lesson learned, archived for future reference? The artists in this exhibition make note of those lessons whether humiliating or hateful. Like notes for future reference, the works in this show remind each of us of human fallibility and the delicate relationship between past mistakes and our hope for a brighter future.

Some of the artists in this show make note of societal missteps, collective disasters such as wars, environmental degradation, or the herd mentality formed around mass media. Other artists form their work around personal recollections, childhood neuroses, or positive affirmations. Still others find that uncanny middle ground where the headlines meet homelife. Ranging from photographic documentation to allegorical representation to straightforward note-taking, Note to Self narrates the complicated path toward self-knowledge.

WILLIAM POWHIDA
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