Garis & Hahn is pleased to present Suddenly, there: Discovery of the find, a group exhibition, curated by Eileen Jeng and Tamas Veszi, focused on the creative process and its unexpected outcomes. Suddenly, there will feature drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations, from 1974 to 2013, by 21 New York-based artists.
Hungarian psychologist, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, describes the concept of flow as an optimal experience and single-minded immersion that requires focus and full concentration. He applies this notion to the creative process and states that “in flow we only feel what is relevant to the activity.” The exhibition Suddenly, there takes this idea further in examining the complexities of the creative process. With multiple access points to an excess of information at any given time, artists who are working in one direction sometimes start working in another; the flow is broken and redirected toward a new and exciting place.
Diversions, distractions, and deviations lead to discoveries. This exhibition focuses on the find, including works in various media that have been created or conceived of while in the process of making other artworks, during the installation of works for exhibitions or presentations, or utilizing materials – remnants or parts of other works – from around the studio. Rather than concentrating on the sketching or planning of specific works, this exhibition emphasizes the chain reaction and progression of the creative process toward the unexpected – a proactive place for artists to move forward. Thereby, works in progress develop into pivotal or new important works.
A foldout brochure with descriptions of the works and processes will be published for the occasion of this exhibition. On December 18 from 7 - 8 pm, András Böröcz will perform 11 Grapefruits 2, a conceptual work that introduces the fruit into his repertoire of ordinary, round sculptural objects and includes a new video.