Expo Chicago 2018
Zolla / Lieberman Gallery
September 27 - 30, 2018
Jacques Derrida offered us the term hauntology 25 years ago, describing how any attempt to locate origins or histories is dependent on (always) already existing language , which make "haunting the state proper to being as such." What haunts us now is not the past but the failure of the future we dreamed of to materialize. As another cultural theorist, Mark Fischer, puts it, "the future is always experienced as a haunting," so for artists depicting waking dreams, different imaginative spaces or alternative worlds, questions of "when" as much as "where" or "whom" subtly haunt artworks of this exotic scenario or that. The artists I have selected each aspire to make sense of the world while simultaneously drawing forth specters of its often displaced reality.
- Buzz Spector
- Buzz Spector
Now on view at Zolla / Lieberman Gallery:
René Romero Schuler - Golden Hour, 2018, 18k gold leaf and oil on canvas, 77" x 73"
In Search of Ground
September 7 - October 20, 2018
opening reception: Friday, September 7th - 5:00 to 8:00pm
In Search of Ground attempts to keep one’s feet planted when everything in the world feels topsy-turvy. I’ve often felt like a kite that never seemed to make its way down; beaten, tattered, faded, stitched and patched. My strings often tugged, but never quite able to safely land at a peaceful home. Sorting through the emotions of the intense and sudden shifts in stability has been an exhausting exercise. The cathartic practice of creating has given me solace through pain, strength through grief, and peace through turmoil.
- René Romero Schuler, 2018