IN A GROUP OF PERCEPTION-CHALLENGING ARTWORKS, SUBJECT AND MATERIAL APPEAR TO BE THE SAME
by Edward M. Gómez
Several articles in this month's brutjournal touch upon the theme of purity, considering the meaning of that word in relation to art and aesthetic concerns, in particular, while also exploring its use to refer to that which is authentic, honest, or unaffectedly real. Keepin' it real. That's our bag.
Facts of Light, a group exhibition that is now on view at Cathouse Proper at 524 Projects, in Brooklyn (through January 9, 2022), serves up a multifaceted theme of its own, reminding us that when one resonant, poetic-philosophical metaphor bucks up against another — purity, meet light; light, meet purity — some fruitful crosspollinating of ideas may emerge.
After all, what could possibly be more pure, not to mention more mysteriously ineffable, than light itself?
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