with the artists Zac Hacmon, Elana Herzog, Aga Ousseinov, Tim Simonds, Nari Ward
524 Court Street (enter Huntington St., 2nd fl.)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Photography: Dario Lasagni
Perhaps one could say that there has been a correction to what had come to be considerednormative time. Lately, time, as it is experienced, has become both more expansive andcompressed.
This feeling crept in and inadvertently influenced the selections for Cathouse Proper’s secondensemble exhibition,More Time Less,featuring the work of Zac Hacmon, Elana Herzog, AgaOusseinov, Tim Simonds, and Nari Ward.
Another way to describe this time-compressed-expansiveness may be simplycontemplation, acontemplation that has been foisted upon us, if not by solitude, certainly by an atrophy of thesocial, making us all more monastic.
One has a pervasive feeling of the palace at 4:00 a.m., a skeletal thin haunting with the curtainpulled back, revealing imaginings that now fill the void devoid of other stimuli.
As if no matter the circumstance human consciousness must remain equally active, aprescription for fear and paranoia, grinding on anxious breath now gasping toward the eternal,showing us something of ourselves that has always been latent, our fragility, our fortitude.
A new condition to digest and evaluate, in the way that humans do, always seemingly likeinfants still reaching for our toes, adapting, measuring, getting to know ourselves spatially inwhatever space we find ourselves, or like water finding its level.
Yet now, more conscious of gazing out from a time container, not even ticking but stuck attwilight, the sun never fully delivered, the only motion dwindling bank accounts, age, or thememory of flight.
Observer, observed, observing our guilt, our fright, our fight,one more year in the vastovercoming, the global reach disciplined to a guarded room.