I wish I could go back to that room on a chilly fall night and tell myself to enjoy the moment I was living while I still had it. Tell myself to open my eyes because in that moment life was good. I wish I could have consciously recognized it and held on to those moments, sucking every beautiful drop of life and meaning out of each one.
Now the fall is here again and my heart is left thinking of the days when there was something where there is now nothing. So life goes.
Opens tonight, Sept 11, 6-8p:
“Once Everything Was Much Better Even The Future”
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 W27th St., NYC
exhibition of painting and sculpture features a large sculptural work, a snowglobe containing a moving scale model of a pumpjack encased in oil and swirling “snow” comprised of gold-colored flakes, a reflection of the immense wealth generated by the oil trade. Characteristic of Hod’s work is a dark glamour that is both alluring and menacing, exemplified in his three new series of paintings. In I Want Always to be Remembered in Your Heart, smoldering flames are superimposed on delicate flowers, alluding to the paradoxical coexistence of beauty and destruction. - thru Oct 25