Our January exhibition:
The Minor Works: 100 Paintings
Inspired by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño’s novel 2666, Norah Lovell’s series of 100 small, coupled paintings investigates her process of image- making and system of elaboration on ideas, while exploring Bolano’s concept of the Minor Works. The imagery is based on twelve panels of mysterious 19th century French scenic wallpaper, World Book encyclopedias circa 1970, and ongoing experimentation with stereo viewing and thinking, or the state of double condition. As in 2666, with its unsolvable crime at center, corruption and detection serve as central metaphors for human searching, for meaning that slips away like a thief in the night, and for images that don't always coalesce, despite the focusing of lenses.
Join us for the opening of Norah's exhibition with a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. The show continues through Sunday, February 5.