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Mindy Rose Schwartz at Et al., San Francisco

I flip ahead in a book I’ve only just started and am startled by a familiar name. I read a paragraph at the beginning of a chapter out of context and take it as a sign:

Day Something. Dreams about Cassie. I woke up and actually saw her stand at the door of the cave. Then she vanished; I mean became again the patterns of rock and sun-spots-in-my-eyes I’d been making her out of. Hallucinations aren’t just “seeing something”; they’re a special case of perception in which you work a little harder, that’s all. ¹

There is something about a human that is more electric than a photo, more convoluted than the most thorough biology. Mindy Rose Schwartz’s art is that ‘work a little harder’ version of seeing.

Sculpture of chalky bone and golden webs of tendon, these sculptures are pastoral and graven, spectral cat’s cradles dripping shadows.That thing in a movie when a spell is cast (or un-cast) and all at once vines stream and swirl and buds form and bloom? Something of that, the exhibition as the site of conjuring; artworks as tools of vision.

1. Russ, Joanna. We Who Are about to… London: The Women’s Press Science Fiction, 1987.

7.11.20 — 30.1.21

Et al.

'Chatter 'round the pond', Group Show at Cantina, Aarhus

'Van Life' by Egon Van Herreweghe at Croxhapox, Gent

'WERKK.WERKK. LIVERPOOL.PAINTING.' by Victor Boullet at Lubov, New York

'CRUSH' by Artem Briukhov at CHIRKOV Gallery, Birsk

'Burn the Rain' by Troy Barrett at Smart Objects, Los Angeles

'KALON GLAZ' by Victoria Palacios at Panamax, Liège

'Bodiesbodies', Group Show Curated by Lucrezia Galeotti and Giacomo Pigliapoco at

'la fiebre de las formas', Group Show at Colette Mariana, Barcelona

'Sunsets', Group Show at Everybody, Tucson

'Bushels of Goodness and Warmth' by Jordan Derrien at V.O Curations, London

'Etica, Tecnica e Pathos' by Marco Strappato at The Gallery Apart, Rome

'200 km/h in the Wrong Lane' by Mona Filleul at SIS123, La Chaux-de-Fonds

'Come Hell or High Water' by Rosario Aninat and Simon Shim Sutcliffe at Mutter, A

'PCS: Post Concrete Semiotics' by Skygolpe at Nighttimestory, Los Angeles

'Wardrobing' by Mitchel Cumming at Disneyland Paris, Perth

'Ouverture', Off-Site Show by Karina Azizova, Moscow-Istanbul-Paris

'Millennium Approaches' by Cole Lu at Nir Altman, Munich

'Momenti della verità' by Giulio Paolini at Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia

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