Erica Mahinay “Let the Breath Breathe Itself”

Lyles & King

poster for Erica Mahinay “Let the Breath Breathe Itself”
[Image: Erica Mahinay "Test Site (Night Calls)" (2019) Acrylic on silk, poplar, 94 x 70 in.]

This event has ended.

Make yourself comfortable
Move around as much as you want until you feel settled
Becoming aware of the main points of contact
with the surface which supports your body

Feel the earth below
Bring awareness to the soles of your feet.
Aware of the toes
Sometimes it’s not easy to be aware of all the toes
You may find that there are points
where you don’t feel very much at all.

up beyond your feet.
Standing up if appropriate.

Pelvic girdle

to the sacrum
to the upper back
the shoulder blades

Ever expanding West

Find a point on the horizon.
Relax your eyes; Let your periphery come into focus.
Not straining to see with the mind’s eye, maintain or repeat

Space doesn’t, because it isn’t.

Notice the repetition of your ribs
expanding and contracting
wave-like motion

Notice any thoughts
any judgements
any reaction in your body

A shrub of spreading habit
Seeds of spreading habits
Decorating the mind.

Bring awareness to the face, the whole face
Allow the tongue to be soft in the mouth,
checking that you are not clenching the teeth.

If we feel any tension, tightness, holding,
we can form an intention of letting go
Flowing in and the flowing out

Turn your attention to your navel.

You may feel a sensation
of light
of sound
of temperature
Perhaps a slight sense of pressure spreading

(I Feel)
Uncertain borderland
(I see, I hear)
We are hallucinating all the time.
(I think)

Pause at the heart

Thousands of little witnesses
Test Sites.
Visions from the personal growth laboratory.
Softening as best we can.

- Erica Mahinay

Erica Mahinay (b. 1986, Santa Fe, NM) lives in Los Angeles. This is her second solo exhibition at Lyles & King. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Contingent at T293, Rome and Sun Seekers at Euclid, Santa Monica, CA. Previous exhibitions also include Touch Knows You Before Language at Lyles & King, New York; Thin Skins, Infinity Pools and Sand Slumps at Fused Space/Jessica Silverman, San Francisco (solo); Dead Eden at Lyles & King, New York; Miranda at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; and The Go Between: A Selection of Emerging International Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples. Mahinay is represented by Lyles & King, New York and T293, Rome.



from September 06, 2019 to October 06, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-09-06 from 17:00 to 20:00


Erica Mahinay

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