IN 5 YEARS @ Bowery


  • Parasol Projects @ Bowery 208 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States
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IN 5 YEARS: AN EXPLORATION OF TIME & MEMORY, by Adam Foldes

IN 5 YEARS is an exploration of time and memory, and the tensions and expectations that surround them. 

We measure them; we cut them; we stretch them; we compress them; we look to them for clues, yet ignore their prophesies; we seek answers from them; we correct them; we chip away at them; we capture them; we record them; we love them; we lose them; we forget them; we weigh them; we give them disproportionate weight; we package them; we frame them; we reference them; we use them; we apply them; we incorporate them; we materialize them; we study them; we fear them; we access them; we carve them; we build them; we plan them; we return to them; we beg from them more; we share them; we judge them; we exercise them; we waste them; we nurture them; we celebrate them; we save them; we document them; we carry them with us, however heavy the weight; we test them; we distort them; we reflect upon them; we cherish them; we challenge them; and we succumb to them. 

They invigorate us; they box us in; they fail us; they free us; they propel us; they limit us; they race us for knowledge; they measure our knowledge; they erase our knowledge; they give us reference points; they weigh on us; they demand disproportionate attention from us; they anchor us to our past; they paint our imagined future; they make us relevant, and irrelevant; they control us; they open new doors, while shutting others; they humor us; they abandon us; they test us; they are used to test us; they empower us; they embolden us; they give us opportunity; they make us more humane; they serve us elixirs and antidotes, and allow us to heal; they haunt us; they pressure us; they refuse us; they dismiss us; they organize us; they set forth goal posts, and rip them down; they distort us; they infuse our senses; they inform our decisions; and they take us.

The exhibit consists of twelve independent pieces and a confessional space where guests can privately record thoughts about their own future.

ADAM FOLDES
Adam is drawn to work that identifies, examines, documents, shares, celebrates and protects the human condition. His creative work has primarily been with theatre, film, and writing; IN 5 YEARS is his first visual arts exhibition and foray into inviting interactive public participation with his work. Adam holds a J.D. from Texas Law, The University of Texas at Austin and a B.S.F.S in Culture & Politics from Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service.

April 27-May 14 / 11am – 8pm daily
Opening Night: April 27
208 Bowery

www.in5years.gallery