Sračok & Pöhlmann presents … SOME BRAVE APOLLO — a collaboration between Cuban born U.S. artist, Rafael Sanchez and Welsh born U.K. artist, Keran James, taking place through Shim at ArtHelix gallery in Bushwick, NY.
Unearthed each day, on the street, in the supermarket, every mundane object carries the unknowable stamp of something from an alien era. There is an almost unbridgeable distance between ourselves and even the newest of our discoveries. How do we understand the world we find ourselves in when blind-sided by constantly renewed layers of meaning. Sanchez’ work brings a personal mythology to the surface, the interpretation of a stranger in a foreign land.
James, in whichever medium he uses, film, installation, sculpture, deliberately ruptures the link between ourselves and any comfortable relationship with the world. In this case our daily partner and echo, the mirror is laboriously scraped of it’s reflective surface so that the wall behind now sees itself, excising the viewer (though not his vanity) in a palindromic Mirror Mirror where the question is always unanswered.