RELAX A LITTLE; ONE OF YOUR MOST CELEBRATED NERVOUS TICS WILL BE YOUR UNDOING.
MAR 21 TO APR 20, 2012 at Narwhal (Toronto)
Drawn from a poem by Frank O’Hara, our verbose title evokes the image of The Artist as a perennially obsessive character flirting with the risk of psychic and formal unraveling in the fervent pursuit of their aesthetic ends. The artwork thus becomes a kind of working-through, a worried-over wound. This exhibition will bring together three artists working idiosyncratically in painting, sculpture and video; together their works conjure a wide array of gestural tics and anxious processes, which boldy open up avenues for creation and – just as importantly – its undoing.