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Are We Not Drawn Onward to New Era?

The Active Space
566 Johnson Ave, 646-284-6364
October 28 - November 28, 2011
Reception: Friday, October 28, 7 - 10 PM
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Examining the dialog between opposites, Evan Chamberlain’s installation of small and medium sized works Are We Not Drawn Onward to New Era? is a collection of works that looks at our tendencies to see and interpret the world through equal opposites. Drawing inspiration from bilateral symmetry of the body, mind, political ideologies, palindromes, simple mathematics and observations of light, to ask how important the organization of right and left ratios are in human life and art. Aesthetic and formal qualities of the world around us have an undeniable ability to rely on dualistic orders. Are We Not Drawn Onward to New Era ask how deeply have these understanding affected us and how much control do we have over how they dictate meaning in our lives? Comprised entirely of new works from the artist spanning the last 12 months and taking aim at what the insights and consequences of bifurcation can be.
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