While curating this group show, Corinna Kirsch drew inspiration from French author Alain Robbe-Grillet's The Erasers. The story follows a man in desperate search of a specific type of eraser that he saw years ago. It is later revealed that the object never existed, and was a complete fabrication of his mind. Memory is a tricky thing, no? The ways in which we frame the past is a common thread woven throughout "The Erasers," which features the work of nine artists whose pieces exaggerate and sentimentalize memories (or things that never were). Mike Ruiz's digital landscapes show manic-green grass and overwhelmingly blue skies that are so bright you can almost smell the fresh summer air. Jesse Durost's Flag floats in the gallery space, suspended from above yet lit from below, almost as if it were an illusion. There are also sculptures, installation, and textile work. The opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21. (Jesse Durost, Flag)
May 21-July 17, 2011
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