What are you doing here in the dark, Susie?[1] [Touch of Evil, Orson Welles 1958]

What are you doing here in the dark, Susie?[1] [Touch of Evil, Orson Welles 1958]

Opening reception: Friday, September 28, 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Exhibition dates: September 28-30

Bushwick Open Studios BOS

Friday: 7:00- 10:00pm

Saturday 12:00-7:00pm

Sunday: 2:00-6:00pm

One Eyed Studios | 1639 Centre Street, Brooklyn, NY 11385

Group exhibition:  Sebastian Carrasco, Rebecca Major, Izabela Gola

Curated by Izabela Gola

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Gaze upon the horizon from left to right and back. What do you see?

Are you afraid of what you don’t know?

Did you ever climb so high and were too scared to come down?

Were you ever afraid of the dark?

Do monsters crawl from under shadows?

 

A shadow may seem more knowledgeable than its source because it comes after, and speaks from the depths of its presence. The Plato’s Cave shadows still channel the perceptions of those who believe in empirical evidence as a validating point for knowledge. However, what is seen as truth is still merely a shadow of the truth. As witnessed in the current polarized socio-political discourses, what was seen as dark ages, now comes forward into light, and enlightenment principles are pushed back into shadow. Speaking out about fear of the darker undertones of familiar landscapes, is distrust in what one sees the only way to really see?

Navigating the visual narratives proposed by Sebastian Carrasco, Rebecca Major, and Izabela Gola, sourced from histories and mythologies, stream of consciousness and the empirical scientific perceptions, representation and abstraction, a landscape of deception emerges, a place one can still hold onto while stumbling in the dark.

[1] The title quote comes a film noir, Touch of Evil by Orson Welles from 1958. The screenplay was loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson the narrative revolves around a drama of an investigation over crime and corruption on the U.S.- Mexico border. Susie, the wife of a drug enforcement agent, Vargas, who is being chased by the suspects and manipulated into the crime, crosses the border multiple times in a search for an evidence of truth.

Izabela Gola

Combined Media Artist

Visual Arts Programming

www.izabelagola.com