by Jen Graves
on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Courtesy the artist and Henry Art Gallery
John Divola, As Far As I Could Get (10 Seconds)
There is a new exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery that includes the image above, in which the artist performs a partial (paradoxical) disappearing act for the camera, and that includes the image below, in which the artist announces that his work of art can only function while his physical body is living. What, exactly, is this somewhat-more-ineffable-than-the-usual exhibition about? (Hint: It is not about GETTING YOUR WOMAN ON!) I review it in this week's paper, starting with this introduction:
Vodka is the only thing you are spoon-fed in the group exhibition Now Here Is Also Nowhere at the Henry Art Gallery. You are literally spoon-fed vodka. If you want it. Up to you.