ZIG ZAG ZIG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZIG ZAG ZIG
Chie Fueki, Joyce Kozloff, Doron Langberg, Duane Michals, Bridget
Mullen, Didier William, and Alexi Worth
OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 3, 2012 st
June 21 – August 10, 2018
Opening Reception June 21 , 6-8pm
OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 4, 6 – 8 PM
DC MOORE GALLERY is pleased to present its first exhibition by Darren Waterston, Remote Futures. This recent body of work explores the allure and menace of utopian fantasy, where an imagined, idealized paradise holds within it a disconcerting future.
Waterston has often engaged with mythological, theological, and natural histories while proposing visual depictions of the ineffable that transcend the picture plane. In Remote Futures, there is evidence of human life in the fragments of architecture—temples, cathedrals, ziggurats, bridges—that emerge from the organic detritus. These scenes evoke places of refuge, offering an escape from the processes of time and mortality. For Waterston, however, utopian potential is untenable as such. With abstracted elements that are both corporeal and celestial, Waterston’s scenes become simultaneously Edenic and dystopian.
Concurrently on display in the Project Gallery, in conjunction with ZIG ZAG ZIG, is Line Up, a bumptious exhibition of drawings and works on paper, both old and new, spanning a hundred years. The artists included are Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, David Driskell, Edward Hopper, Mark Innerst, Valerie Jaudon, Robert Kushner, Franz Kline, Jacob Lawrence, Whitfield Lovell, Nathan Oliveira, Katia Santibañez, Ben Shahn, Claire Sherman, Michael Stamm, Barbara Takenaga, George Tooker, and Darren Waterston.