November 8th, 2018

Juliana Huxtable at 186f Kepler

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Artist: Juliana Huxtable

Venue: 186f Kepler

Note: MUCUS IN MY PINEAL GLAND published by Capricious, organized with Reena Spaulings Fine Art and Company Gallery

Date: June 2017

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Image courtesy of 186f Kepler. Photo by Sophie Morner.

THE TOTALITY OF RECENT HISTORY IS SWALLOWED BY A SINGLE OBTUSE COMPARISON
RETROACTIVE VALUE GENERATED IN THE ACCUMULATED RESISTANCE TO
A RAPID SUCESSION OF TECHNOLOGY
AIR OVER THE BODY-OBJECT OF A SUBJECT PROPELLING THROUGH A LABRYNTH SEARCHING FOR STAINS TO WEAR WITH PRIDE
I’M LOOKING FOR ALTERNATE SOURCES OF ENERGY
IMAGES OF FOSSILS THAT FUEL
THE CREATORS OF WORLDBOOK, ENCARTA
THE PAINTERS AND ILLUSTRATORS THEY CONSULTED
[SCIENTISTS REALLY]
THE IMMACULATE IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION AND BIRTH OF THE INFOGRAPHIC COMES FROM THIS IMAGE
A MUSE-MOTHER TRACING OUT
STROKES AND GESTURES
CERTAIN IMAGE-TROPES BESTOWED THE HONOR OF NEUTRALITY
ORIGAMI STRUCTURES FLATTEN TO QUADRANGLES PINCHED AT 90° ANGLES
SPREAD ACROSS FOUND PAPER

ARCHEAN
PROTEROZIC
PHANEROZOIC
          APLEOZOIC
          MESOZOIC
          CENOZOIC

FIGURES EMERGE IN PROFILE
MICROFOSSILS FROM 3500 MILLION YEARS B.P. PREFIGURE TRILOBITES
PLACODERMS AND LAND PLANTS POPULATE AN EARTH ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION AND
AMPHIBIANS GIVE RISE TO REPTILES, WINGED INSECTS
THE MIND OF A BRIGHT YOUNG ILLUSTRATOR FROM RISD PAINTS THE/MY HOPE AND CURIOSITY
DINOSAURS AND MAMMALS, BIRDS AND FLOWERS
EARLY PRIMATES WITH DARK HAIR AND WHITE SKIN

‘SHE’ CAME FROM THE WATERS.
FROM TALL TALES OF LAND AS IT RUPTURES
MASS EXTINCTIONS WED REBIRTHS; ERASURES
STILL THE WATER PROTECTED ITS OWN

TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT, HEAT SWELTERS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO DEPICT IS IN THE HAND OF LARRY, WHO IS OTHERWISE READING MARVEL COMICS

LINES EXTEND, THE WEIGHT OF PASSAGE PLAYS OUT IN THICKNESS AND NUMBERS EMERGE AT THEIR BREAK POINTS
COLORS SHIFT AND STATIC POSES IN PROFILE RESEMBLE INSTALLATIONS IN MUSEUM(S) OF NATURAL HISTORYPOPULATING THE WESTERN WORLD

GRANDEUR ON LOOP
AN EQUALIZING FORCE

THE PAST 500 YEARS DISSAPEAR. THE GODS OF TRANSFORMATION SHOW ME THAT I AM BUT A PRODUCT OF DARWIN’S TRUTHFUL REVELATIONS ABOUT THE LEVELING FORCE OF A FLASH IN INFINITY

THE STROKES OF BILL THE ILLUSTRATOR/PAINTER

AND THE DETAILS OF MIKE THE HISTORIAN/ARCHEAOLOGIST

THE VOICE OF BILL THE FILMMAKER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST

THE STROKES OF BILL THE ILLUSTRATOR/PAINTER

AND THE DETAILS OF MIKE THE HISTORIAN/ARCHEAOLOGIST

THE VOICE OF BILL THE FILMMAKER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST

WITH THE EXPLOSIVE/EXPRESSIVE COLOR SPECTRUM OF A PRE-K FINGER PAINTING, BILL FILLS IN COLORS ACCORDING TO PATTERNS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE CORRECT,

MIKE SAYS “GEOLOGICAL TIME AND THE HISTORY OF LIFE ILLUSTRATED BY ANIMALS AND PLANTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA”

JENNIFER THE DESIGNER SAYS “EARTHTONES FOR EARLY CENOZOIC ERA!”
“SOFT PINKS FOR THE JURASSIC”
“TAUPE FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE HOLOCENE ERA”
“NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN BAROQUE AND CLASSIC”

HERE I AM. SKIN BOILING. LOOK DOWN. PORES, FOLLICES AND THEIR NEGATIVE SPACES TURNED TO STROKES. THEY WERE BREAKING APART; LUMINOUS, BEAUTIFUL, ANGRY
STROKES THAT BROKE THE BOUNDARIES REGULATED BY OPTOMETRY

THE THIRD PARTY IN THE IDENTITY PARADE PRESENTED AS A PASSAGE OF KNOWLEDGE, DOCUMENTATION, AND DYNASTIES
HISTORICAL DOCUMENT.
ARCHEOLOGICAL OBJECT.
INFOGRAPHIC.

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST BROKE IN TO SAY: LOOK! OVER THERE! A NEGRO IN ITS NATURAL HABITAT

LOOK DOWN AT MY SKIN AND IT WAS A PALE TAUPE/PEACH COVERED IN THE DARKEST TUFTS
SMALL BUNDLES OF THE DARKEST PRIMATE HAIR FOLLICES (THE SAME THAT LINE THE TOP OF MY LOWER BACK)
MELTED // I LOST MY ARMS , WAS WET, STICKY AMEOBUS, A GROSS COMBINATION OF GELLY, CRUSTATEOUS SHELLS
AS MY SPINE TURNED TO PUTTY

AND I ROLLED (SUNG)
AND ROLLED
AND ROLLED
AND ROLLED
AND ROLLED

SLOPPY ACRYLIC PAINT AND CREATIVE LISCENCE ON THE SURFACE TURNED BROWNS INTO PURPLES AND PINKS; I GREW A TAIL; WALKED ON ALL FOURS; SLOWLY EMERGED UPRIGHT; STARTED TO JIG

THE PIRMORDIAL IMAGE OF TIME PASSING – WHAT THE ANGEL OF HISTORY SAW

“A PATHETIC CATASTROPHE”
“A HOT MESS”
“LOST IN THE STROKES OF BILL THE ILLUSTRATOR/PAINTER”
“AND DISMEMBERED PIECE BY PIECE WITH THE SCALPAL SHARP AND ERECT LINES DRAW BY MIKE THE HISTORIAN/ARCHAEOLOGIST”

PAGEANT PARADE CUM GRADIENT MAP CUM SPECTALE-SPECTRUM CUM OMBRE PAINTED OR PRINTED WITH AN ACRYLIC INJET ON A LARGE, WALL-SIZE CANVAS

THE FIGURATIVE IS PRINTED IN HARDCOVER ENCYCLOPEDIAS, AND FILLS THE SEARCH RESULTS FOR ‘HISTORY OF MAN’
THE ABSTRACT HAS GRACED THE WALL OF EVERY GALLERY. THE PAGEANTRY OF HISTORY PLAYED OUT IN A TRANSITION STRETCHED THROUGH A MATRIX OF PIGMENTS WITH VARYING DENSITY

WHEN ITS ALL IN A SINGLE IMAGE, SPANNING TWO LARGE PAGES IN WORLDBOOK IT
SEEMS A BIT LESS
SMALL / FAMILIAR / TERRIFYING

THE BIG BANG: AN EXPLOSION WE CAN ALL RELATE TO, NO?
THE BIG BANG: AN EXPLANATION WE CAN ALL HATE IN TRUTH , NO?
THE BIG BANG: AN EXPANSION WE CAN ALL RUN TO, NO?

THE FARTHERST REACH, THROUGH ANTIQUITY, AWAY FROM

THE TUMORS, BLACK NAILS AND BROWN CORPSES THAT ARE POWDERED DOWN TO THE DENSEST BLOODCLOT IN THE FLOW OF THE NEUTRAL OR NATURAL PROGRESSION OF BIOLOGICAL MATTER

ITS AS UNIVERSAL AS THE WARNINGS AND PREDICTIONS OF SUSAN MILLER SO MANY CLAMOR FOR WEEKLY

WILHELM, MARTIN, WILFRED AT “THE EMERGENCE OF LIFE”
IF YOU SHAVE AN APE ITS SKIN ITS CLEARLY WHITE

‘RADIOACTIVE DATING’ ON A SCANNED POLAROID ON AN OKCUPID PROFILE.
‘RADIOACTIVE DECAY’ AS THE WASH OF IMAGES WEFOUGHT TO INCLUDE DISAPPEARS

BENEDICT THE MOOR FLOATS IN A PLASTIC PAPER BAG ON TOP OF A RISING TIDE IN 1995.

HE WAS IN EN- CARTA

I’M SURE TO BE SAVED NOW!
NOW SAVED, AM I SURE?

INFORMATIVE AND REPRESENTATIONAL SURGES
CRASHING AT THE SHORE OF A GILDED AGE
INDIANS INDEED IN A NEW WORD OF NEU-NATIVES
SMOKE SCREENS FILL PC MONITORS
AND SUGGEST THAT I’VE FINALLY ARRIVED

NEW TRADING POSTS UP // A NEW TRADE

HTTP://ANGELFIRE.COM/HOTEP695/THEBLACKMANINEARLYCHINA

NAVIGATIONAL NETSCAPE NETWORKS, TRAVERSING VOIDS EMERGING THROUGH BITS AND PIXELS DISCOVERED AND DE- OR RE-COLONISED BY OUTSIDER ACADEMICIANS

I THOUGHT LESS AND LESS OF MIKE THE ILLUSTRATOR/PAINTER AND FOUND A BIT OF MENTAL REST.

THEN IT ALL DROWNED. ENCARTA.COM
GEOCITIES.COM
ENCYCLOPEDIAAFRICANA.COM
WIKIPEDA SET UP FORT AND SURRENDERED TO FACEBOOK
I LOST MYSELF – THOSE LOW-RES SCANNED IMAGES FROM MUSEUMS IN NAIROBI AND LAGO THAT NO ONE CARED BEFORE TO BRING TO ME, OR TO MIKE THE HISTORIAN/ARCHEOLOGIST FOR THAT MATTER.

THEY WERE THERE, TOTALLY PRESENT, THEN GONE.

LOST SCHOLARS
MY SAINT REVISIONISTAS LEFT ME THERE TO DROWN WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING
THE TIDE CAME IN WITH VIGOR THAT SPREAD AND DISSOLVED AT THE SHORE > A COMBUSTION OF HEAT AND WATER
THEY BUILT KINGDOMS WITHOUT LEVEES, MY LIBRARY WAS THERE
ONLY THE OBJECTS PRESERVED REMAIN IN THIS WATER WORLD
MODELED GAMETES AND TAXIDERMIED LIZARDS > AMPHIBIANS > MAMMALS >APES
&&GERMANIC HUNCH-BACKS
FIGURES IN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
ELABORATE/INTRICATE STILLS FROM 3D FILMS WITH NO SOUND
REPRINDTED IN THE SPATIO-TEMPORAL MONUMENT TO MEMORY THAT RESIDES IN MY PINEAL GLAND
EXACTED DATA – DRAWN EXCLUSIVELY FROM MENTAL TRACES , PIECES IN MEMORIES
I COULD SCULPT THE SCENES, GIVEN THE TIME, W/ BARE HANDS
THERES NO RISK OF LOSING THE IMAGES. SAVAGES IN FRONT OF A SLICE-OF-PANORAMA
IMAGINARY IMAGES THAT BARE THE TRUTH OF A HISTORY
STORYBOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
NEANDERTHOL SHRUGS-GIGGLES TO HIMSELF
I THINK HE GETS WHATS GOING ON
PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS DON’T
THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES DEPICTED IN THE ROSWELL UFO MUSEUM DON’T LAUGH
THEY KNOW THEIR ROLE IN SAVING LIVES

Link: Juliana Huxtable at 186f Kepler

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