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

 

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.

www.saradarauch.com

  In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat , 2014, HD video

In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat, 2014, HD video

  In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat , 2014   (video still)

In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat, 2014 (video still)

  In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat , 2014   (video still)

In doing so, you become the monster you are trying to combat, 2014 (video still)

  Inside it’s cozy, outside there’s  a war, 2014, Video, frame, collage, light

Inside it’s cozy, outside there’s a war, 2014, Video, frame, collage, light

  Inside it’s cozy, outside there’s  a war, 2014 (detail)

Inside it’s cozy, outside there’s a war, 2014 (detail)

  Fancy rubble or an asteroid , 2014, Ceramic plaster, house paint, reflection, light, 4 x 3 x 2′

Fancy rubble or an asteroid, 2014, Ceramic plaster, house paint, reflection, light, 4 x 3 x 2′

  This is what it feels like in The End: Asteroid , 2014, Video, wood, C-print, 17 x 23 inches

This is what it feels like in The End: Asteroid, 2014, Video, wood, C-print, 17 x 23 inches

  This is what it feels like in The End: Asteroid , 2014 (detail)

This is what it feels like in The End: Asteroid, 2014 (detail)

  Uranus was frightened his offspring would depose him so he hid them away in the center of the earth,     until his son Cronus castrated him,  2014, C-print, paint, thread, light, 9 x 6 inches

Uranus was frightened his offspring would depose him so he hid them away in the center of the earth,

until his son Cronus castrated him, 2014, C-print, paint, thread, light, 9 x 6 inches

  Super Influenza , 2014, Found objects, fabric, leather buttons, 8 x 4 x 4 inches

Super Influenza, 2014, Found objects, fabric, leather buttons, 8 x 4 x 4 inches

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  This is what it feels like in The End: Supervirus , 2014, Video, frame, 4 x 6 inches

This is what it feels like in The End: Supervirus, 2014, Video, frame, 4 x 6 inches

  This is what it feels like in The End: Supervirus , 2014 (video still)

This is what it feels like in The End: Supervirus, 2014 (video still)