July 22 - August 15, 2014
If you throw a spider out the window, does it break? curated by Adrianne Rubenstein
Bruce M. Sherman
Opening Reception: Tuesday July 22, 6-8pm
Brennan & Griffin is pleased to announce our summer exhibition ‘If you throw a spider out the window, does it break?’ curated by Adrianne Rubenstein. In Sheila Heti’s book ‘How Should a Person Be?’ she contemplates her relationship with a spider. As long as the spider remained in the bathroom Sheila felt fondly towards it. Then, the morning it appeared at her bedside, she killed it without blinking. Sheila’s best friend Margaux feared that she was being perceived as the spider. She urged Sheila not to smear her against the wall.
If you throw a spider out the window, presumably to get it away from you, does it break? And what is the difference between falling and throwing, between the bathroom and the bedside? How close is too close, and at what point does an idea or object become breakable? Whether dealing with happiness or politics, illness or beauty, the artists in this exhibition reveal their approach to life and the personal narrative driving their creative endeavors.
If the spider falls out the window and makes it to the ground, it would walk away.