In the age of selfies, reality TV, and astronomically successful bloggers under the age of 15, how do we cope with our own shortcomings?
Curator Jocelyn Miller was not afraid to ask this question, and although her show Self Help closed this past Sunday at Rawson Projects, its message is far from over. Taking a look at our technological selves as influenced by our internal drive for happiness, the exhibition grounded itself in constructs that pre-dated the Internet while exploring themes that we actively ignore, such as narcissism, desperation, and their influence on the American Dream. The exhibition included pieces by CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho), Thomas Jeppe, Georgie Roxby Smith, and Pinar Yolacan.
To help ease the twinge that can come with internal reflection, the exhibition’s closing hosted a group meditation session lead by artist, medium and Life Coach Georgia Jean followed by a live set from electronic project HOROSCOPE and drag artist Bichon. The energy transfer between coach, artist, art and gallery visitors made for an elevating experience and excitement for what Rawson Projects could possibly bring forth next.
Photos by Heather Newberger
Photo by Cary Whittier, courtesy of Rawson Projects.