“The Space Between” Exhibition

Julie Saul Gallery

poster for “The Space Between” Exhibition
[Image: Eric Pickersgill "Angie and Me" (2014)]

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Curated by Edna Cardinale

The Space Between, refers to both the physical joining of couples as well as the passage of time that unifies them or causes them to drift apart.

Through love and coupling, humans unite and become one, as depicted in Sarah Anne Johnson’s photograph with oil paint and Zachari Logan’s blue pencil drawing. Limbs weave and torsos transform into flora suggesting sex, intimacy and embrace. In Bruce Davidson’s Brooklyn Gang, a couple’s intermingled bodies unite in a kiss in the squeezed interior of the backseat of a car. Form and action stops at the perfect moment of union in Elinor Carucci’s close up of a man and woman as their lips almost meet.

Life is an ecosystem of relationships. Love and lust and all forms of human connection are necessary in making humanity evolve and grow. Visual activists, Zanele Muholi and Eric Rhein bring awareness to the LGBT community in an effort to fight stigmatization and discrimination. Eric Rhien speaks of his ongoing experience with HIV in his work and Zanele Muholi brings awareness ofthe lives of black lesbian women in her series Being, “The work is aimed at erasing the very stigmatization of our sexualities as ‘unAfrican’, even as our very existence disrupts dominant (hetero)sexualities, patriarchies and oppressions that were not of our own making.”

Every facet of our existence is an unconscious navigation of how we do or do not connect with the people in our lives. The twenty-first century has posed a unique challenge to connectedness with the escalation of cell phone usage and data roaming. It is a double-edged sword, bridging physical distance but lessening real face-to-face social interaction. In Eric Pickersgill’s series Removed, a couple lie in bed, back to back, with an invisible cell phone in hand and seemingly invisible to each other. The evolution of a relationship comes into focus as we age; innocence gone, familiarity and routine become the norm. We find comfort or sometimes ambivalence over the progression of time as in Yolanda del Amo’s, Edith, Juan. A senior couple sits at a table together, occupying the shared space with a sense of togetherness and isolation.

Today, we interact and communicate through social media; internet dating is the most prevalent way to find a mate. Instagram has become a popular tool for sharing all aspects of life through photographs. Neither Clay Benskin or Marvin Heiferman consider themselves as practicing artists, but their passion and keen eye has resulted in many photographs being captured and shared through social media.

Exhibition includes Tracey Baran, Nikolay Bakharev, Clay Benskin, Elinor Carucci, Yolanda del Amo, Bruce Davidson, Teri Fullerton, Marvin Heiferman, Zachari Logan,
Maria Martinez-Cañas, Andrea Grützner, Laura Letinsky, Sarah Anne Johnson, Duane Michals, Andrea Modica, Zanele Muholi, Deanna Pizzitelli, Allison Kaufman, Nikki S. Lee, Zanele Muholi, Ruth Orkin, Eric Pickersgill, Eric Rhein, Mark Steinmetz, Kazuo Sumida, Arne Svenson, Weegee



from March 07, 2019 to April 20, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-03-09 from 10:00 to 12:30

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