RESURRECTION: A group art show curated by Observatory
February 2nd – March 16th, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 8pm (This is also Observatory’s 3rd annual fundraiser and costume party. More info here.)
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm
Everything goes, everything comes back;
eternally rolls the wheel of being.
Everything dies, everything blossoms again…
—Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
“Resurrection” originally meant “a festival commemorating Christ’s rising from the dead.” In this sense of play and sharing—a festival requires a community—Observatory invites you to witness its rebirth in 2013 in Resurrection, a group show examining all that is symbolically and literally back again.
Observatory’s Resurrection takes as its inspiration comings-back across science and art (the locust, Frankenstein, cloning as resurrection), myth and history (Lazarus, tales of the Flood, the phoenix), the hacking of the once-living (grave robbing anatomists who were called “resurrectionists,” relics of saints, ghosts), and the literal site of the Gowanus, which has absorbed the impact of the centuries like a champ, refusing to die.
Observatory itself experienced a nigh-fatal 2012, weathering a fire-flood and a superstorm only to enter the new year with hope rekindled.
Whatever your views on the circularity of time and the final un-resting place of the spirit, join us for a weird/weirdly beautiful group show, curated jointly.
Grace Baxter, Ben Blatt, Jesse Bransford, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Joanna Ebenstein, Barbara Ensor, Ethan Gould, Pam Grossman, Megan Hays, Katie Innamorato, Sue Jeiven, Amber Joliffe, Megan Murtha, Annysa Ng, Rebeca Olguin, Katy Pierce, Nikki Romanello, Sigrid Sarda, Dana Sherwood, Mark Splatter, Daisy Tainton, Shannon Taggart & Twig Terrariums