Perpetual Motion: June 27 – July 7, 2013


Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 5, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday June 27 (7-11 pm) Closing Reception: Friday July 7 (7-11 pm) “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist’s way of scribbling Kilroy was here on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass.” – William Falkner, from The Art of Fiction No.12 – Interviewed by Jean Stein Perpetual Motion is a contemporary group art exhibition curated by Devan Patel and hosted at Project Gallery. It features emerging, established and local artists working in a variety of media including: painting, video, installation, digital media, mixed media, and performances. Perpetual Motion is a term that refers to motion that can continue indefinitely once activated. The exhibition explores is concept as it pertains to the creation and experience of art. The suggestion being that art is a happening. An artist works through many motions to create a fixed work of art, this piece then goes to move those who view it in their experience of it. The exhibit features artworks that you can get lost in and put your mind in a state of perpetual motion. The show seeks to reveal what is hidden in the blur and business of motion, in contrast to what we can become aware by paying attention to a single still frame. Featuring works by: Neal Armstrong, Paul Cade, Ka-Eun Choi, Shannon Dickie, Liz Emirzian, Tasnuva Hasan, Andre Kan, Tess Millar, Stephen Morris, Stan Olthius, Callen Schaub, Niki Sehmbi, Cortney Stephenson, Nick Sweetman, Doug Temple, and Dy Vy.