“The Fall Season” opens this September 7 in the back room at Jack the Pelican. This is a show about (what else?) falling.
Featured artists from around the world include: Susan MacWilliam from Belfast, Li Wei from China, Robert Yarber from Sonnabend and Jerry Kearns and Graham Guerra from Jack the Pelican.
Feeling groundless? Join the club. This is a new age for Williamsburg and no one knows exactly what is coming. Literally, the buildings are falling down all around this little island of Jack the Pelican (OK, they’re being knocked down), all to make way for more towering luxury condos—the one kitty corner, the one behind us, the behemoth next door…Yes, and that be the one against which our rickety old structure leans.
When the rubble clears, will we remain standing? And what about the larger issue of the ‘Burg in general? and of the NY art world when it collapses? and the city as a whole when the terrorists strike again?
Will progressive thinking and civilization as we know it really survive the Bush years? We just don’t know. Sometimes, what we do doesn’t have any impact whatsoever. Nobody’s listening. The forces are just too strong. We do not have control. We succumb. There is no choice. Nothing even to hold onto, as it all goes down. Yes, the sensation of falling can be among the most frightening. We prefer to believe that succumbing to greater forces is not necessarily negative. Anyone fall in love lately?