Post War Works on Paper

Post War Works on Paper

Aug 1 - Sep 14, 2019
Starting: 6:30 PM

Anything put down on paper becomes two-dimensional. If an effect of depth is created this is an illusion. Paper makes whatever is said on it very smooth and thin. Paper starts with a blank expression and seldom attains much intelligence. It is a willing, whether fresh and empty or covered with vital orbital equations, to drift away on a gust of wind, slip behind a desk or catch fire under the right circumstances. Paper can have power - money, stocks, orders – but does not act itself. Aloof, indifferent, it is the perfect official. It does not like to be crinkled or stained in public; it tries to show itself as refined even when it has to earn a living. Paper reveals exactly what is has been instructed to say despite any of its own experiences. It may offer hints of another message but nothing that would stand up in court. Paper usually present the world as black and white. Where it suggests color, most people conclude the shades are not accurate. Paper edits, omits, whitewashes, compresses complexity into a rectangle. Around it, the universe swirls with other forms, hues, emotions, movement and sound. Anything on paper is a lie.

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