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The New Human Agenda.
Adam Martin An Appeal To Dirt.
Dachi Cole and Lynn Randolph The Secret Body.
Eric Schmid with Mattea Landry Schmitten.
Alex Mackin Dolan The Crudelo Sphere.
Jake Cruzen Keep It Love.


Flyer by Jake Cruzen.

Dachi Cole & Lynn Randolph,
The Secret Body.

So Long Ago H.Q.
July 9th - August 1st

  Dachi Cole’s sculptures function like cuneiform, each is a small symbol from an unknown alphabet. The series of mixed media sculptures are displayed in a dollhouse, compartmentalized on platforms and in rooms, reminding me of how language and memory are stored in the brain. The sculptures individually aren’t necessarily literal but instead lexigrams: untranslatable but representational of Dachi's personal mythology. Her mythology and sculptures are informed by indigenous African art and ancient textiles alongside Bradley Cooper's 2011 thriller Limitless. The potentiality of the human brain and unlocking of the imagination become an interesting lens to view these reference points, especially ancient textiles, the oldest of which can be viewed as a prehistoric accomplishment in communication and the foundations of language.

 

Lynn Randolph’s series of drawings borrows its title from her forthcoming book in collaboration with the religious scholar Jeffery J. Kripal. This work is equal parts spiritual and surreal, like depictions of miracles or a new Jungian archetype. Randolph’s art is rooted in a history of philosophical inquiry and confrontation with the mystical, political and psychological. A good reference point for understanding her work is the theorist Donna Haraway, whose writing on gender and technology was informed by collaboration with Randolph. Haraway’s seminal text Modest Witness@Second-Millennium:FeMaleMan-Meets-OncoMouse™ (1996) is narrated by a series of Randolph's paintings. She also made the cover of Haraway's most recognizable volume The Cyborg Manifesto (1985) as well as an iconic cover of The Nation magazine's May 2007 issue on the Bush Family.

Lynn Randolph has shown at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, McGovern Center University of Texas Medical School, David Lewis (New York), Galerie Califia (Czech Republic), The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions at United Nations (New York) amongst others.

Dachi Cole has previously showed work in collaboration with the artist Candice Williams for the platform Mother Culture and as a part of the collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?



(Installation view, The Secret Body, Dachi Cole and Lynn Randolph)



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



Dachi Cole
They Sound Thru Us, These Usable Loads, 2017
Wood, terra cotta, ceramic, acrylic, linen.



(Installation view, The Secret Body, Lynn Randolph)



Lynn Randolph
Navigating A Sea Of Consciousness, 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
Hisssss, 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
The Projector Projecting , 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
Blasted Filter , 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
Erotic = Spiritual, 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
Leap, 2017
Graphite on paper.



Lynn Randolph
Soul’s Sphere, 2017
Graphite on paper.