"I'll see you in the ether"
curated by Jonny Negron
Cécile di Giovanni, Nina Hartmann, Benjamin Kellogg,
Jonny Negron, Lisa Signorini
Sunday November 10, 5-8pm
Exhibition on view:
November 10 - December 22
“I’ll see you in the ether” brings together five artists whose works engage an esoteric dimension within the context of contemporary life, connecting timeless symbols, archetypes and iconography to the present world. The esoteric worldview functions as a lens through which each artist gains a unique view into realms of inner mystery. When perceiving the material world through this lens, the artist may observe emergent narrative resonances, and discern a level of symbolic meaning or archetypal significance within the unfolding of current events and daily routine. In this way, it is revealed that meaning is in the mind of the beholder. The significance of a fire, or a tree, or a triangle depends more upon the sensibilities of the perceiver than the inherent qualities of the thing itself. The mind is the limit of reality, the imagination its forge. What can be perceived in the imagination can be brought into reality if permitted by the mind of the perceiver. These artists work from this knowledge to create objects and images encoded with allegorical connotation and charged with symbolic intent. Apprehending the eternal power play between the primeval forces of darkness and light, these works emphasize the threshold between realms, the liminal zone exemplified by the infinitude of imagination, the astral plane, or virtual space.
Jonny Negron is a self-taught artist born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, now living and working in Los Angeles. “I’ll see you in the ether” is his curatorial debut. Recent solo exhibitions include Small Map of Heaven, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles (2018); and Heavenly Threshold Companion, Farewell, Austin (2014). Selected group exhibitions include A Cloth Over A Birdcage, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles (2019); Paper View, The Hole, New York (2019); You Are Who You Think I Think You Are, American Medium, New York (2018); SPRUNG!, Hunter Shaw Fine Art (2017); Mould Map 6: Terraformers, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham UK (2016); Maren Karlson, Jonny Negron, Matt Lock: Formative World, Farewell, Austin (2016).
Cécile di Giovanni is an artist and art director based in Paris FR. She attended Ecole Nationale Superieure D’art, Villa Arson, Nice FR (2012). Her art direction and set design has been featured in the lookbooks, showrooms, and presentations of major fashion labels including OFF-WHITE, Leo by Leo, and Casablanca Paris. Recent performances and exhibitions include La Manutention, Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR (2019); Le Lucky, HVW8 Gallery, Berlin DE (2019); Internet Psychoanalysis, HEAD, Geneva SUI (2018); Au Revoir Mon Visage, Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR (2018); Aztech, Material Art Fair, Mexico City MX (2018); La Fureur Du Dragon, Centre Pompidou, Paris FR (2018); Porter La Peau De Sa Victime, Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR (2017).
Nina Hartmann received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013), and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include A Meeting with Erna Schilling, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York (2019); Eat the Sun, Insect Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Defanging Recovery Manual, In Lieu, Los Angeles (2019); Ex Nihilo, Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles (2018); Subcurrent, Gallery Manque, New York (2016); Keys Open Doors, Boyfriend Gallery, Chicago (2015); Under Heavy Manners, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen DK (2015); Limit-Experience, Farewell, Austin (2014).
Benjamin Kellogg attended The Cooper Union. Recent exhibitions include The Prophecy Club, MX Gallery, New York (2019); The Child Show, MX Gallery, New York (2018); Desert Pour Toujours, Collection Libéréé, Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas NV (2018); The Window of the Breath Which Lets in the Divine; Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2018; August and Everything After, Plymouth Rock, Zurich SUI (2018); THE PERFECT STORM, Societe, Berlin DE (2016); Kiss The Ring, Macie Gransion Gallery, New York (2014); Afterlife Are Belong To Me w/ Bunny Rogers, Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2014); Pathways to Cineland, Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2013).
Lisa Signorini received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2012), and now lives and works in Paris FR. Recent exhibitions include Lisa Signorini, LA PAIX, Paris FR (2019); SUPERHUMAN, Fisher Parrish Gallery, New York (2018); La Revue Innocente, Kabinet, Bruxelles BY (2018); Daydream Nation, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York (2017); LE 4EME SEXE, Galerie Le Cœur, Paris FR (2017); In The Mood For Doom, Marcy North, New York (2016); Tie His Hands Gently, ROMEO, New York (2016); We Discussed In Disgust, Galerie Seven, Paris FR (2016); Baby I’m A Star, ROMEO, New York (2016).