SARADA RAUCH: But in a loop it’s just a bunch of middles
October 10 – November 2, 2014
Opening Reception – Friday, October 10, 6PM
For immediate release
Like a sponge, I deliberate what goes on around me. I’ve recently been thinking about cycles of power, greed and existence. And as I contemplate this within the realm of a dying star, that asteroid swings by again, those walls are never high enough, they are never full enough, revolution is a circle. This must be what it feels like in the end. The end, which is also a beginning. So I research myths of origin that wrap endings up with beginnings, or myths of insatiable greed and destruction, or alarmist theories of asteroids and super viruses. And as I research I consider implication, impotence, complacency and proaction. In my everyday conversations with people, I observe the act of self-swaddling and sequestering—I recognize that in myself. But being insular is a small circular orbit. Widening the lens, I realize I have a hand in it. And then expanding my circle of orbit a little further, each time around it’s the same, but it’s also a little different. It is really important, and not so much.
These sculptures, photos and videos are an outcome of this deliberation. In this show, some of the videos are objects, some of the photos move, and everything has a distinct relationship to light. A work is seen through an eyepiece, a dance is choreographed, a landscape is miniature, and there are words to read.
Sarada Rauch is a multi media artist born in Los Angeles and based in Brooklyn, after a long stint in Germany. But in a loop it’s just a bunch of middles is Rauch’s second solo show with the gallery. Her work reinterprets traditional narratives using contemporary aesthetics by inserting her sculpture into video, performance and photography. She received her MFA from Hunter College and has exhibited at venues such as RH+ Gallery in Istanbul, MoCA and De La Cruz Collection in Miami, the RISD Museum in Providence. She has been the recipient of The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Residency, The LMCC Swing Space Artist-in-Residence, Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency and the BBK Fellowship in Saxony.