january, 2023

27jan(jan 27)12:00 pm07may(may 7)6:00 pmAs the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop(january 27) 12:00 pm - (may 7) 6:00 pm Event Type:Art EventAdmission Type:By Donation


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For over three decades, Kathy Slade has produced conceptually driven work that engages techniques of copying, repetition and reenactment, often coalescing in materially sumptuous objects. In her wide-ranging interdisciplinary practice, Slade inhabits sources from literature, art history, philosophy, and popular culture, weaving her references into absurd and frequently playful loops and voids.

At the Contemporary Art Gallery, Slade presents As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, a new body of work rooted in a research trip to Sils Maria, Switzerland, where Friedrich Nietzsche spent the majority of his summers during the decade he wrote his most enduring works. There, Slade retraced the philosopher’s steps along the shore of Lake Silvaplana, where upon encountering a large, pyramid-shaped rock he arrived at what he called “my truly abyssal thought”: eternal recurrence, “the unconditional and infinitely repeated circulation of all things.” In the exhibition, Slade reimagines Nietzsche’s encounter in two depictions: an enormous tapestry representing the rock to scale, and a series of graphite rubbings that maps the entirety of the rock’s surface over twenty monochromes.


January 27 (Friday) 12:00 pm - May 7 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

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