Ground Histories, the exhibition at Painting Space 122, ran from JULY 19 – AUGUST 25, 2019 and was curated by Will Corwin. The exhibition featured Roberto Visani, David Goodman, Ala Dehghan, Heidi Lau, Will Corwin, and myself (Kris Rac). Here is an excerpt from Will’s excellent PR on the show:
Each of the six artists in Ground Histories utilizes geological strategies to generate meaning in their practices, either by mimicking or portraying these formations, as with the ceramics of Heidi Lau, the repetitive cast enclosures and columns of Will Corwin, and the projections of Ala Dehghan; recreating landscape-based monuments in a gallery setting, like Kris Rac's grave markers and David Goodman's tents or huts; or, by invoking these forces of nature or deities themselves, as in the abstract figurations of Roberto Visani. The spacious renovation of PS122 gallery offers a comfortable setting to wander through a miniature garden of Folies, a virtual park of scenic intrusions and extrusions meant to be read as an encyclopedia of stories, personal narratives, historical references and ritual sites rising from the surrounding environment.
Ground Histories also generated some press attention, with a few of those articles & quotes listed below: