To the Lighthouse virtual archive, the press release
Pretend this is an image. Imagine that you are looking and here you see a tower, it might be Alexandria and it might be Barad Dur. There are flames, and there might be ruins, who can tell. An unblinking eye spies you before you sense it. What is it seeking? What can it be? Is It a Who?
Your consternation could become fear.
You hear a voice, it is friendly, “Hi! I like what you make. Can we talk about your work?,” and you laugh: It’s just Notes on Looking, no harm done, and the picture that you don’t see fell off a press release from JB Jurve.
Welcome To the Lighthouse.
See you on May 19 in Chinatown.
Geoff, technically challenged and writing in Parkfield
JB Jurve is thrilled beyond belief to announce:
GEOFF TUCK – TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
An exhibition with:
May 19th, 2012 – June19th , 2012
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 19th from 7 – 10pm.
Join us also for Artist’s Non Talks and other events to be announced each Thursday and Saturday during the run of the exhibition.
Note that extended gallery hours will be Thursday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm.
Geoff Tuck is a Los Angeles based artist, best known as founder of Notes on Looking – Writings on Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. His writing, poetry, photos, videos and drawings, revolve around the act of observing. His work merges strategies of the Situationist’s drifter, witnessing art’s fleeting moments like a flanuer. His encounters with art and artists bring together a disparate community in a city that is as vast as Los Angles. Geoff’s material as an artist is the art world itself and his work presents a peculiar incarnation of the term of the soziale Plastik. As he states: “For the past two years I have gotten to know a lot of people and written about them, now I want to connect them.”
they cut and lead me nowhere
they mock me in my dreams
Each sentence causes shame
and every phrase brings me pain
Queasy – my gut wrenches
Tight – my butt clenches
Why do I show this stuff? Where can I hide?
Ego and desire, they drive me
Neurosis is my master
Attention my fuel
And then I find something crazy, and am saved from my navel-gazing worries
But for long enough to get the work done
Posted on Notes on Looking, February 16, 2012 by Geoff Tuck