August 29 -October 7, 2017
Reception: September 28, 6-8pm
“Before, we were the Aleph, now we are transporters of the Aleph. We became dependent, enslaved by this invention. We talk about virus, viralize.
We talk about it as if it were a symptom. Something that is out there, from which we are contaminated. We trust our memory to it, our knowing. We fear something may happen to it.
Borges destroys the Aleph, as Rabbi Loew does the Golem. They do not want to be slaves to their own creation. They realize that, in the wrong hands, this is a weapon. The Aleph as a fantasy is marvelous, but as a reality…
Borges writes the story to fascinate a woman, to show off the potency of his mind, and then destroys. Kafka askes someone other to destroy his work for him.
Bradbury trusts humankind to save creativity in Farenheit.
Competing with nature puts us at the edge of a cliff.
Careful with what you unleash. The wise humanists warn.”
Roth was born in Budapest, Hungary and holds a degree in Filmmaking from National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Roth also studied photography, specializing in portraits, and is a self-taught plastics artist. Roth’s works are included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA. He has been exhibiting his paintings since 1976.
For more information: http://www.pedroroth.com.ar
Yvonne Buchanan (USA), Mia Delve (UK), Tom Hall (UK/USA), Mika Mollenkopf (USA), Harold Offeh (UK), Susan Stockwell (UK).
On view: October 19 -December 9, 2017
Reception: October 19th, 6-8PM
Artist Talk: October 20th, time TBA
Boîte-en-Valise: Generator encourages transportability of practice, the nurturing of collaboration and cross fertilisation of artistic practice. Six established, mid-career and emerging artists from England and USA – in collaboration with three curators and audiences in Portsmouth, England – are developing new work for transport and presentation in Venice, Italy and Syracuse, USA. Audiences in Portsmouth will have an authorship in international presentations shared by social media.
The artists have been invited to contribute to an international project, developing networks and forums for collaboration for contemporary arts practitioners and audiences in the south of England and New York state through the international art hub of the Venice Biennale.
Each is transporting the means to generate their new work, begun by working with audiences over two days in Portsmouth, in a normal sized suitcase. To be transported as luggage on a normal flight/train/bus journey and taken from the suitcase for presentation without any fixing to walls, floors and/or ceilings of the venues.
The six artists bring together works including sculpture, performance, video, photography and sound as well as interventions and conversations.
On View: February 6th – March 17
Reception: February 8, 6-8PM
Havenhand holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an assistant professor of painting in the School of Art at Syracuse University.
For more information: http://ahavenhand.com/index.html