Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Better Version

Odd events.

Inclement weather.

The agave plant has seen better days.

The vegetable garden is undeniably finished.

Though I think the swiss chard could surprise us all.

The herb garden is definitely dead

and the cemetery too.

Unaffectedly so.

All the snow does inspire renewed appreciation for a stable home structure

when even the tombstones are getting buried.

Actions halted.

The fates smiling

almost like Whitespace had planned it all

to add a touch more surrealism for Wendy Given's opening

"By the Boat of Charon," Wendy Given, 2010, C-Print, 40"x60"

of surrealist imagery in snow covered landscapes.

"By the Boat of Charon," detail

It was all shot in Oregon.

so beautiful I think I need to take myself there for a sojourn.

"Besom," Wendy Given, 2010, C-Print, 30"x45"

The further you go into the wilderness the more anything seems possible.

The show, titled "Turn Your Back to the Forest, Your Front to Me," is loaded with rabbit holes worth escaping into, to hope for a moment that Given's view may be true

"Of Augur and Auspice: No. 5 (From Under the Pillow)," Wendy Given, 2009, C-Print, 40"x40"

that nothing is quite what it seems.

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