Bruce Eves

January 19-March 4, 2017
Reception: Friday 20 January, 2017, 5-8pm

According to Renaldo Arenas, the Furies were the only goddesses that should inspire us. This exhibition is, from my perspective, a pared down retrospective of works from the past decade or so, with a nod to the distant past and a nervous glance toward what may likely occur. Torture, self-loathing, political revolt, contrarian dissent, psychological trauma, terrorism and other trendy topics are cherry-picked at will from mutually exclusive sources – the morning headlines, the official record of 20th cen-tury art, the signs and signifiers of the gay male underground, as well as plumbing the well of my own internal zeitgeist. By positioning myself as an ironic spectator, this has allowed me to explore the spaces between these charged relationships. Renaldo’s outlook is evident throughout.