WHERE ONCE WAS NONE // Pro Arts Oakland
Pro Arts presents Where Once Was None, a 2 x 2 Solos exhibition by Leah Rosenberg, curated by Rhiannon MacFadyen.
For 2 x 2 Solos, Leah Rosenberg displays the remnants of her experience in residence at Irving Street Projects earlier this year. Sheets of paint derived from a progressive installation are framed and hung reflective of how they were in the original space. A table and chair, thick with coats of latex paint, sit in the center of the gallery. What was once an ephemeral performance, is transformed into large-scale art objects, displayed with all their layers, cracks, tears and failures. Rosenberg’s installation reminds us to experience delight when things fall apart – that life, time, loss, flaws, accidents, are ingredients to also create something out of nothing and to create joy where there once was none. Photos thanks to Matt Shapiro.