Oct 19, 2010

You can always see the sun

"Existence Value"
Paul Cowan and Scott Cowan

Opening October 15th, 6-9pm
Through November 13th
at Roots & Culture 1034 N Milwaukee Ave.
"Existence Value" investigates the intrinsic value people and cultures give to things- how people with different
understandings of the same thing can assume to agree according to the meaning that a thing has in their own life.
We have options, an infinite amount of them, which we must see as wide-open variables to use or to deny. Every
decision made is made with intention. It isn’t about being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but rather the sequence of events and
how they add up.
In "Existence Value", a gesture precedes all considerations and assumptions, rendering immediate perception
obtuse. These objects, losing all subjectivity; question their own role (real or imaginary) and the artist’s desire to
create and be present in the work.
You can always see the sun