Opening reception: Friday January 20 2017, 6-9pm
COOPER COLE is pleased to present How Many Antennae, a solo exhibition from Georgia Dickie.
This is Dickie’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.
I misremembered the Leontius allegory. There was no enucleation of the eyeball. Instead, he gives into his desires and remains a torn soul.
The story goes like this:
Leontius is walking around Piraeus and sees an executioner with some corpses. Leontius feels a strong desire to look at the lifeless bodies as well as disgust for having such a desire. He struggles with this for some time and eventually covers his face to prevent indulging in this twisted pleasure. Eventually he drops his hands from his face, overrun by his desires, forces his eyeballs wide open and rushes them towards the corpses.
You must gouge out your eyeballs so that they can do their work. So that they can look for themselves, those evil things. And when they have had their fill of that beautiful sight you can share it with good reason.
– Manden Murphy is the founder and director of Roberta Pelan gallery in Toronto, Canada.
Georgia Dickie (b. 1989, Toronto, Canada) graduated with a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2011. Her work addresses the complexities of contemporary object-based practice and is characterized by a deep interest in found materials and their inherent limitations. Dickie has exhibited at Springsteen, Baltimore; Et Al Etc., San Francisco; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles; The Journal, Jeffrey Stark (forthcoming), New York; Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany; COOPER COLE, The Power Plant, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada. Dickie currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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How Many Antennae
How Many Antennae, 2017
Various found objects, wood, metal, plaster, photograph and ceramic plate on stained wood