|1/9, Jerry Kearns: Fact Witness
||January 03, 2020
|MODERNISM INC. presents:
Jerry Kearns: Fact Witness
January 9 - February 29, 2020; Opening reception Thur, Jan 9, 5:30-8pm, San Francisco
MORE INFO: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/Jerry_KEARNS--FACT_WITNESS/
Modernism is pleased to present FACT WITNESS, a painting exhibition by Jerry Kearns. This is the artist's 10th solo show with the gallery. This exhibit features 8 new paintings, completed over the past three years. Each canvas is 84 inches in height and varying widths. The size repetition lends a cinematic, interrelated and overlapping reading of the images.
Kearns began this series, following the passing of his wife from pancreatic cancer, by exploring the way in which living with and alongside terminal illness had distorted their sense of time.
"There were long periods of feeling suspended, a woman on a still trapeze, stopped in time and space. We were walking along an edge between being and non-being. Everything you were and knew grows distant. You feel out of sequence with others, isolated in an unknowable rapidly changing reality".
"Our personal story was surrounded and framed by a fast-changing America. I was increasingly feeling the insanity of the ceaseless flow of misleading alternate facts, where there is no truth, where everything is transactional. I felt an inflated mad Joker had taken power, and he held deeply disturbing authoritarian tendencies."
January 9 - February 29, 2020; Opening reception Thur, Jan 9, 5:30-8pm
724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, 94121
FREE and open to the public.
About MODERNISM INC.:
Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists.
Throughout its 37 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep the gallery's challenging, museum quality program at the forefront of the art world.