AC REPAIR CO.
1588 Dupont St.
April 8 – April 30, 2016
AC Repair Co. is pleased to invite you to the inaugural exhibition:
Opening Reception: Friday April 8, 2016 @ 6ish
…certain areas of relatively greater universality can be specified here, on which we should insist as we proceed to areas that are more varied in their cultural expression… not without a sensitive awareness that we are speaking of something that is experienced differently in different contexts, we can nonetheless identify features of our common humanity…
-Martha Nussbaum, “Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach”
Ontic discriminations are distorted by an initiation of potential. Colours, objects and surfaces with superficially axiomatic duties cross-dress… borrowing each other’s textures and tones—wearing each other’s uniforms—playing. These things know each other from around.
Soft, fuzzy Process Blue is smeared and muddied, punctuated with a drop of rust that streams down like a little tear. A spatially constrained vantage point imposes a binary choice: too close or too far.
Nothing here is immune to the conditions of temporality.
Time gets all over everything, threatening an ability to express a particularized functional coherence or execute a perfectly teleological performance. Instead, new expressions are teased out, and “made up” (as in makeup; application of cosmetics).
Affective qualities emerge unbound by articulation—a mute, material intelligibility. Decay, erosion, age challenge their own semantic capacities and recall the regenerative abilities of nature. Fire agrees.
Ought we abandon convention? Can we do it without getting lost in a disinterested and depersonalized domain? If its true that “ought implies can” and nature is going to keep doing whatever it does, then there will always be residue.
words by Lauren Burns Coady