Kind-of Chronological 2015
An exhibition of images and words by Daniel Eugene
@ STUDIO FERUVIUS
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Saturday, May 30th, 12-7pm
Sunday, May 31st, 12-5pm
Studio Feruvius @ Erector Square
Bldng. 3, 2nd floor, Studio 'M'
315 Peck St.
New Haven, CT 06513
Kind-of Chronological is an annual installation of 3.5/2.5 inch line-drawings taken from what I affectionately, if not somewhat inaccurately, refer to as my "one-a-day" series.
Each image is paired with words distilled from my ongoing literary project, "The Journal," using passages penned on around the date the image was made.
This exhibition explores the potential for Universal resonance that results from the individual experience as documented in images and words.
This year will feature over 180 images.
"The personal life deeply lived always transcends to truths that are universal."
"We don't see things as they are we see them as we are."
These quotes, both taken from the early volumes of Anais Nin's highly edited first published diaries (her full diary writings amount to over 30,000 pages), have become the artistic goals and the driving idealogical forces behind my writing.
So far the Journal exists in 12 volumes: The Book of Life, The Book of Life & Death, The Book of Life Death & Re-birth, The Book of Love, The Book of Realization, The Book of Faith, The Book of Time, The Book of Music, The Book of Recollection, The Book of Curiosity, The Book of Simplification, The Book of Imaginary Travels and The Book of Eyes in which I am currently writing - all amounting to roughly 1300 pages.
In light of this experience and in identifying the absurdity of such a strict all-or-nothing expectation, in 2010 the goal evolved into something more whimsical. The goal became acceptance, forgiveness, surrender, grace, experimentation and play.
Some day, I'm sure, I will actually create 365 "one-a-days" for the year. Until then, if 185 images in a series over the course of the year is to be considered falling short of a goal then I'll be grateful for the goal as the inspiration for the 185 that made it through.
Shoot for the moon. Fall short. Land on a star. Throw a party on the star.