Gerald Slota “Story”

Ricco/Maresca Gallery

poster for Gerald Slota “Story”

This event has ended.

Smile. Fake accident. Crossing Guard. RUN. Legs cut off. Basement. To bad. I hate your guts.

These scrawls are just a hint of the disturbing words and musings, rants and warnings, that come wielding at us sharp as a knife in Gerald Slota’s current exhibition and in the early pages of the book by the same name, “Story” (SF Camerawork, 2012)*.

In Slota’s current photo exhibition, Story, Ricco/Maresca Gallery presents a look at the artist’s oeuvre spanning nearly twenty years that will likely leave the viewer not only wondering about a disturbing visual past, but also asking the much deeper question: What in the name of hell will possibly happen next?

Good art—just as a good story—prods and pokes and hammers into that part of us, that which we may not wish to face or see, touch or know. Yet, somehow, Slota manages to convince us and entice us into this hallucinatory kingdom that is born of a calculated chaos… much in the way the sociopath masters the art of seduction, luring one into a world of the unspeakable. The world of no going back.



from November 21, 2013 to December 14, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-11-21 from 18:00 to 20:00


Gerald Slota

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