UPDATE : Due to overwhelming demand we can no longer accept RSVP's for Friday the 29th, however, Mr. Sevigny has graciously agreed to give a second talk on Saturday the 30th at 7:00pm. Please RSVP for Saturday's talk and exhibition to email@example.com, asap, we only have 20 spaces left.
The Dark Arts of John Sevigny.
Photographic artist John Sevigny was born in Miami and lived on the chaotic, US-Mexico border for four years. He weathered the worst of the drug war in Northern Mexico, and most recently has wandered around Central America in search of images and stories that illuminate what he views as a single region with shared dreams and similar nightmares. His work is frequently described as dark but for Sevigny, darkness is an alchemical ingredient in the artistic process rather than an esthetic end point. The greatest creators, he believes, recognize that art-making is often beautiful, uplifting and thoughtful but has a necessary dark side. For Sevigny, art has far more to do with wrestling with demons and staring into Nietzsche’s abyss than many critics and historians would care to acknowledge.