About the Book
The resulting exhibit, numbers, patterns, movements and being, will open on Friday, September 9th with a reception from 7-9PM and will be on view through October 29th, 2022. A catalogue with essays from curator Charlie Levine, and writer and interdisciplinary artist Anastacia-Reneé will accompany the exhibition along with several new and past print editions by the artist.
The exhibition title, borrowed from a poem by Juan Felipe Herrera and found in the book, Notes on the Assemblage (City Lights Publishers, 2015), reflects time and personal movement in a way that John uses ritual and performance within the studio practice. Through actions of assembling and disassembling, shifting, accumulating and rearranging material, John emphasizes subtle dynamics and possibilities — to create and reinforce subtle tensions through activated elements. These aspects come together as a way of understanding ourselves — but also as a way to uncover the silent in-between spaces and forgotten moments.
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Founded in January 2017 as an artist-run initiative, Stand4 Gallery and Community Arts Center’s pursuit is to be alive and working towards a better world through the arts as an active medium of engagement. Stand4 serves as a generator of meaning, action, agency, collaboration, and social justice. It is shapeless, non-conforming, and responsive to the times. Stand4 is meant to exist as a catalyst: a way to envision a more socially and environmentally just future.