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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.

'SHOOCK! L’Estasi di Sinto Jacqueline e Mara' by MRZB, Lungo Stura Lazio, Turin

'Gapahuk / Шалаш' by Kenneth Alme at Plague Space, Krasnodar

'Portal', Off-Site Group Project Curated by xXxCuteyy91xXx at an Underground Pass

'BARE HEEL COUNTRY' by Alison Yip at Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund

'Innsmouth' by Pierre Unal-Brunet at Parc International Cévenol, Chambon-Sur-Lign

'The Glint of Self-Defeating Prophecies' by Marcel Hiller, Online

'SO REMEMBER THE LIQUID GROUND' by Agnieszka Brzeżańska at eastcontemporary, Mila

'Turning Stranger' by Šimon Sýkora at Polansky Gallery, Brno

'N01x1 - Chapter One: Introducing The Chipmunk' by Fraich Club at Zabriskie Point

'TUTORIAL', Group project at BSMNT, Leipzig

'Quince Moon' by Ernst Yohji Jaeger at Croy Nielsen, Vienna

'MALACLIPTICOPTIROSI' by Alberto Tadiello at VIN VIN, Vienna

'Everything is possible' by Sasha Gosmant in Wambrechie, France

'Tariel is Getting Ready for Hibernation' by Nika Kutateladze at Gallery Artbeat,

'Through The Wall' by Márton Emil Tóth at PINCE, Budapest

'Phantasmagoria', Group Presentation at Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria

'Project for an Overcoat' by Paloma Proudfoot at Editorial, Vilnius

'Mirror vs. mold', Group Show at Other Subject, New York

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