Creon Gallery presents Memory Leaks, an exhibition of drawing, photography, sculpture, video and performance, by Angela Freiberger, Auguste Garufi, Robin Graubard, Genevieve Maquinay, Lui Shtini, Julie Tolentino, Carlo Zanni and Krzysztof Zarebski.
“Nothing tells memories from ordinary moments. Only afterwards do they claim remembrance on account of their scars.” Chris Marker’s La Jetée
Memory Leaks is a personally charged show of works that were tattooed in my brain, a subjective momentary ordering of memory, time and meaning. It is about making intangible memories palpable again; about images that ooze into my consciousness without me calling them and how time rolls back precipitated by them, making other memories leak.
I have always been intrigued by the way some images or a body of work by a given artist affects me. I seek to understand why these works linger in my mind amidst the swarm of images that I have experienced, why they keep coming back and how my remembrance of them has mutated with time.
In the process of retrieving, finding and reintroducing myself to the work or the artists for the first time, it has been revealing to see the threads amongst them; how my recollections are often linked to the feelings or memories triggered, thus providing vital clues to what has marked me in time and highlighting the importance of emotion in the fixation and recalling of memories. – Monica Espinel