Denver, CO (February 3rd, 2012) – For the first show of 2012 at Black Book Gallery in Denver, CO, the format of the exhibition is just as significant as the individual work itself. In an exploration of togetherness and separateness, among other themes, Ravi Zupa and Lindsay St. Antoine, who also share in a relationship, will be showing somewhat simultaneously, yet in different locations across continents.
Ravi, who held a solo exhibition last fall at Black Book, will be exhibiting at The Outsiders Gallery in London on January 12th, 2012, while Lindsay will be having her first solo exhibition at Black Book Gallery soon afterward, February 3rd, 2012. Nothing Teaches Needs is the title of the dual exhibition and creates dialogue around the subject of where needs originate in both the human psyche as well as in the natural, physical realm. To describe his part of the show, Ravi uses the example of how infants possess inherent answers and tools to satisfy their needs from the start, “Infants emerge from their mothers with perfect knowledge of how to coordinate their mouths and throats to feed.”
For her part, Lindsay has been thrust into a more personal exploration of the themes, which have highlighted dualities in her own process: the desire to express, countered with fear of expressing as well as multiple associations of joy and pain intertwined, all par for the course of the human condition, but perhaps more vividly felt by the person leading a life in which heavy emphasis on art making is present. It is with exhibition of this kind of art that viewers become privileged to witness the boldness of personal expression.
Taken together, with Ravi tackling broader themes of intimacy and needs, while Lindsay translates her own experiences on the same subject, the two create a distinct balance, which is very much male/ female in quality. Lindsay’s work is made up of layer after layer of house paint, acrylic paint, oil paint, oil stick, oil pastel, old paper, graphite pencil, colored pencil, ink, and ballpoint pen, with a bit of screen printing. As part of their collaboration, Ravi has created drawings, block-printed images, and words (which were originally written poetically or spoken insanely) to be incorporated into Lindsay’s paintings. These drawings and prints, carefully made, combined with the raw dirtiness of Lindsay’s painting, give a dreamlike view into the beauty and the mess that can exist within attempted intimacy.
Include yourself in the Denver side of this dynamic exhibition opening February 3rd at Black Book Gallery.
Please note: Due to the snow storm we are rescheduling the opening reception for February 11th
Lindsay St. Antoine with Ravi Zupa
Nothing Teaches Needs
February 11th 6pm -12
Exhibit runs Feb. 3rd – 27th.
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