Lorna Bauer: What Is Not But Could Be If
YYZ is pleased to present all-new photographic and video-based work by Montreal-based artist Lorna Bauer.
YYZ is pleased to present Lorna Bauer, and Sarah Jane Gorlitz & Wojciech Olejnik. Opening reception: Friday, April 30, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at YYZ.
Be But Could If Is Not What by Jacob Wren
There is a natural pleasure to smashing stuff. From a childhood rock through the window of the house that won’t let you play on it’s lawn, to the splintering guitar catharsis at the end of a sweaty concert, it is the gesture that enacts blind anger, blind rebellion, and that by enacting it connects it, for a moment, to a feeling of liberation. Later you will be forced by your parents to apologize to the man whose window you so rudely smashed. New guitars will have to be bought to replace the old ones. But for a moment you tasted freedom.
Three Texts by Simon Brown
To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently. To precipitate the cause whereby something would be separated into pieces suddenly or violently. To encourage circumstances that would be conducive to sudden or violent separation. To indicate to an acquaintance that circumstances conducive to sudden or violent separation might be present in a given situation. To separate the cause whereby something would be separated suddenly or violently from the circumstances wherein that separation might take place.