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Samara Golden, Suicide Masks

Samara Golden
Mask #1, 2012
Rmax, acrylic, Gorilla glue

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NEVERMORE, Installation view at On Stellar Rays

Installation view (Zipora Fried, Samara Golden)

NEVERMORE, Installation view at On Stellar Rays

Installation view (Hans Witschi, Leigh Ledare, Maiken Bent, Athanasios Argianas)

NEVERMORE, Installation view at On Stellar Rays

Installation view (Liam Everett, Athanasios Argianas)

Liam Everett, Untitled, 2013

Liam Everett
Untitled, 2013
Ink, acrylic, sea salt on maple panel
19-3/4 by 15-3/4 inches

Liam Everett, Untitled, 2013

Liam Everett
Untitled, 2013
Ink, acrylic, sea salt on maple panel
19-3/4 by 15-3/4 inches

Hans Witschi, The Gnat, 1993

Hans Witschi
The Gnat, 1993
Oil on primed cotton
48 by 48 inches

Athanasios Argianas, Rational Paintings Herons; One Clockwise, Two Anti-Clockwise, 2012

Athanasios Argianas
Rational Paintings Herons; One Clockwise, Two Anti-Clockwise, 2012
Acrylic on plywood, oak box frames
20 by 31 inches (3 parts)

John Brill, Vestige, 1999

John Brill
Vestige, 1999
Selenium and sulfide tone silverprint
5-1/2 by 6-1/4 inches

Leigh Ledare, Pink Stain, 2008

Leigh Ledare
Pink Stain, 2008
C-print
19-3/4 by 24-3/4 inches

Dorothea Tanning, Solitary Too, 1974

Dorothea Tanning
Solitary Too, 1974
Pencil on paper
19-1/2 by 13-7/8 inches

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NEVERMORE

February 2- March 10, 2013


Athanasios Argianas
Maiken Bent
John Brill
Liam Everett
Zipora Fried
Samara Golden
Leigh Ledare
Dorothea Tanning
This is our work
Hans Witschi

Press
Dan Duray for GalleristNY

Nevermore imagines Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven,” a classic of American dark romanticism. Unlike his puritanical predecessors or Transcendentalists peers, Poe ventured toward the dark recesses of the human mind, and the view that human existence is burdened, if not defined, by longing, sin, and sorrow, and the desire to simultaneously remember and repress the past.

In the poem, an unnamed man is haunted by his lover’s death, she who is Nameless here for evermore. He receives an unexpected night visit from a Raven – grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous – Poe’s animal equivalent of the psyche. The black bird repeatedly responds to each of his inquiries, “Nevermore,” offering neither explanation nor consolation.

Nevermore revels in a suspended state of existence – forever acknowledging a past yet denying it passage, and rejecting the impulse for easy causal explanations for incomprehensible events and phenomena.