Cinders Gallery (28 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn)
“I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
In December there was a FUNeral. A eulogy was read. We sang, cried, and danced together. There was a will. The house was sold off (to a bar, yes 103 Havemeyer will now be a bar). Days rolled on as thoughts of the deceased lingered. She was gone but we never stopped feeling her presence. Soft whispers in the night, shadowy forms off in the distance just out of reach, caught in the void between life and death. But now there is a portal, an opening for us all, a RESURRECTION….She will leave our memory as an idea, slowly fading and will again rise up into the physical world. This moment of resurrection brings great light as we have witnessed the death and are here again to bear witness to the rebirth.
Each artist in this group show focuses on ideas of rebirth through drawings, sculpture, and photography. Carved hands come down from the sky, sun rays break through the clouds, and ghostly portraits carry the essence of life well after their subjects are long gone. Glowing white light, sacred geometry, and collaborations with the sun are some of the investigations found in these bodies of work.
Brendan Monroe, Richard Colman, Maya Hayuk, Hisham Bharoocha, Jonah Groeneboer, Mark Warren Jacques, Mitchell Wright, Monica Canilao, Niall McClelland, Michelle Blade, Kevin Hooyman, Butchy Fuego, Clark Goolsby, Nadia Moss and Chris Duncan