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Published on Feb 9, 2014

NYC GALLERY OPENINGS: http://nycgalleryopenings.com

if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
A Group Exhibit

Opening Thu Feb 6, 6-8 PM

February 6 - March 8, 2014

Ode to the West Wind

Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,

Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawakened Earth

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley


Aaron Johnson
Barnaby Whitfield
Dana Melamed
Dennis Oppenheim
Hamid Rahmanian
Heide Hatry
Josef Fischnaller
Kathy Ruttenberg
Kinki Texas
Sokari Douglas Camp
Valerie Jaudon

In the dead of Winter, even February can see a temporary thaw. Such moment
of relative warmth reminds us that, from the raw West Wind blowing across
Chelsea from the Hudson, eventually come warmer breezes to usher in the
rebirth the blossoming of a creative Spring.

In this, the final section of "Ode to the West Wind," Shelley takes a remarkable
turn, transforming the wind into a metaphor for his own art, the expressive
capacity that drives "dead thoughts" like "withered leaves" over the universe, to
"quicken a new birth"—that is, to quicken the coming of the Spring.
Metaphorically, this Spring symbolizes the possibilities of the poetic faculties,
and the powers of aesthetic expression—a guiding spirit of this new group show
at Stux. Encompassing painting, photography, and sculpture, the works on view
each seek in their own way to awaken the allusive imagination of the viewer,
sparking inventive connections that will play through the gallery space,
building a new fire, stoked by this wind.

For further information please contact the gallery at Andrea@stuxgallery.com.

Music by:
Chill Carrier - A New Day


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