“Glossolalia is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables which lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases, as part of religious practice.”
Abstract language, improvised speech. A speech that eschews representation and reference entirely, not describing the world but performing it.
The artists exhibited have developed their own personal languages for engaging with and reciting their worlds, with a common interest in what lies beyond, below, and within the representative surface. Greg Paulson’s enigmatic bronzes draw on theories of modern physics, referencing the granular folding of space and time itself at the most basic level of material existence, while Damo Kardokas’ small scale acrylic and floc paintings commingle surface and materiality, using texture and color to explore his own ideas of light and space. Michael Monat Jacobs uses infrared video surveillance cameras to capture recursive feedback loops which resemble the images of early radio telescopes made manic in a heightened state of flux. And Joseph Kearcher’s austere and stunning photographs evoke ancient landscapes, perhaps other worlds entirely, confounding linear notions of time, space, and reference anew.
Glossolalia will run from August 10th to 17th.
Opening Reception August 10th, 8pm-midnight.
Michael Monat Jacobs