February 6 - March 13, 2010
A group exhibition of video, photography, sculpture and text, “A Man Asleep” brings together four artists connected by a strong relationship with art and literature. Taking its title from a novella by Georges Perec, “A Man Asleep” is the story of a man slowly withdrawing from life. His observations of the details of his diminishing world and increasing isolation is an exhaustive exploration of the terrains of both melancholy and indifference. All the artists in the exhibition offer perspectives on withdrawal and engagement in relation to the art object.
Central to the exhibition are found literary works from deceased authors chosen by each artist as a formal investigation into his or her own theories and methodologies in art making. Coupled with these writings are original texts from each artist collected in the form of a journal/exhibition catalog and presented as part of the exhibition.