||The styles and manner
employed in these works trace the ideas associated with the approach
to aesthetics; the movement away from the natural
to the ideal (as expressed as Apollioan),
or, towards the Earthly (as expressed freely
And, from Amiel: "A Landscape is a state of mind".
The Eye: That by which we perceive. However, refers
to francis Picabia's L"'oeil cacodylate, Dada, and obliquely to Georges
Bataille's "The Story of the Eye".
Latitude: 35o North -- the line that circles the
globe, cutting through Miho, Shizuoka,
just south of Tangiers, Morocco and north of
Los Angeles, U.S.A. It is more
about the common flora of these locations; Phoenix
Cicad Revoluta Thum, the Fan palms and so on.
A way to connnect places, form a tenuous relationship.
The Name: Cote d'Or -- Gold Coast; the name of
a famous Belgian chocolate
(shades of colonial history), a dream place.
The Colour: The colours in clear light of August
Macke/Paul Klee's water-colours from Tunisia.
This exhibition is a revisiting, a sort of anthology,
which covers the period 1976 through 2001 --
It is dedicated to S. G.