The world of Ellie Gas Quarries is almost entirely after the fact, in a time when current events have hardened into history or dissolved into personal memory.
The artists in this show tend towards identities that spill over and beyond traditional boundaries; the humor, sadness, dissolution, joy, plasticity, the lost and found of this more liquid existence is all in evidence. If one were to write, in contrast, in a dream you saw a way to survive and were full of joy youd get the feeling.
To Han, the funny-not-funny is a vacuum, a vertiginous and politically demagnetized area between two people who experience the same phenomena in radically different ways. You think Hans Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) is funny, your girlfriend does not.
Donatello’s extraordinary St. John the Evangelist, the center-point of the Museum Of Biblical Art’s Sculpture in the Age of Donatello this last spring, is a Trojan Horse. Donatello works his way deeper into thought for days; he troubles.