Megan Cotts in group show at Super Dutchess 4.8.20

Enter Viewing Room
April 8th – 29th

Dawn Cerny
Carrie Cook
Megan Cotts
Rachel Hellerich
Robert Yoder
HK Zamani

Super Dutchess is pleased to present ENTER VIEWING ROOM, a virtual group show featuring Dawn Cerny, Carrie Cook, Megan Cotts, Rachel Hellerich, Robert Yoder and HK Zamani. While we are inside of our homes for long intervals of the day we zoom in on surfaces and spaces – daydreaming through portals of fantasy. Our bodies transition towards domesticity and they are forced to find stimulation within the spaces they occupy. This show investigates that experience – a new normal that finds surfaces underneath surfaces, hears melody in light, and sees color in the steam of the shower. It’s stepping back to take extra care in everyday objects while finding joy in a table or window; making rituals more intimate and meaningful. A shower, that is blind but felt, is experienced on all of its surfaces. It’s taking notice of bunched fabric hanging on the door to the bedroom, knowing its actual purpose is to wrap itself around a wet body.

Gertrude Stein, from “Tender Buttons”, written in New York, in 1914:

Enthusiastically hurting a clouded yellow bud and saucer, enthusiastically so is the bite in the ribbon. 

Within, within the cut and slender joint alone, with sudden equals and no more than three, two in the centre make two one side. 
If the elbow is long and it is filled so then the best example is all together. 
The kind of show is made by squeezing. 

A winning of all the blessings, a sample not a sample because there is no worry. 

A table means does it not my dear it means a whole steadiness. Is it likely that a change. 
A table means more than a glass even a looking glass is tall. A table means necessary places and a revision a revision of a little thing it means it does mean that there has been a stand, a stand where it did shake. 

Stein’s passages reflect on existing in space with objects but also taking note of that thin in-between space of objects and bodies navigating each other. She finds poetry in the mundane and a narrative for sensation. ENTER VIEWING ROOM is that thin domestic space where moments become slower and the air heavier.

ENTER VIEWING ROOM is now on view through April 29.

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