Thursday, February 25, 6:00-8:00pm: Opening & Book Launch
Rosalind Fox Solomon’s fourth solo exhibition at Bruce Silverstein Gallery will be accompanied by the release of the artist's monograph, Got to Go, published by MACK.
Part memoir and part fiction, Got To Go presents a collection of photographs from across Rosalind Fox Solomon’s life, contrasting a narrative of her own early years with other, urgent images that reveal a wider vision of the world, one outside of the rigid boundaries imposed by society and the home. If biography is a net cast upon us by family and shaped by social codes, Fox Solomon lays bare the limits of the net, as she negotiates the cusp between lived life and her imagination. Describing the work as a “tragicomedy”, full of both humour and pathos, Fox Solomon probes the limits we impose on ourselves, not only social codes but also the inherited tenets which are so difficult to escape.
The exhibition will include 27 pictures of varied sizes, as well as an audio-visual installation including approximately 40 images. The sound component includes excerpts from Jason Eckardt’s piece, Tongues, performed by Tony Arnold, soprano, and the International Contemporary Ensemble live at Roulette; a funeral chant; and Fox Solomon’s audio texts.