Vision is subject to the domineering power of the gaze. This normative paradigm of looking requires examination, contextualization and subversion in order to interrupt its reign.
The Optics of Inbetweenness by Jordan Holms, Ashveta Budhrani, Claire Bendiner, Rene Morrison, and Izidora Leber LETHE is an exhibition which focuses on disrupting the hegemony of the gaze as a means of deterritorializing representational politics.
Jordan Holms’ practice distresses economies of space through large scale abstract paintings which transgress the fugitive boundaries of public and private places. Ashveta Budhrani mobilizes touch through interactive sculptural photography in order to interrogate the visual in “visual arts.” Claire Bendiner’s work is invested in dismantling the established binaries of paintings’ legacy by queering the dialogue between figuration and abstraction. Rene Morrison employs photography to document the liminal space between childhood and adulthood. Izidora Leber LETHE unravels paradigms of what shape the Western, and consequently its art history, through the sculptural form and written text. This exhibition champions inbetweenness, and approaches refusal as a strategy by which to encounter fields of visual culture that reject the dualistic entrapment of representation
Rene Morrison, Untitled, 2013.