{and} So on
Adam Welch {and} So on
{and} so on (installation view at The Goldmine)
2016

So On

Over the course of a fortnight and a half, I’ve seen people shot--some dead—through a pane of flickering glass; read a few stories about ice shelves melting beyond expectations and antecedents, and of poisonous water’s shadowy bureaucratic origins; studied the mortality rates beneath earthquake data; given away the garden’s first strawberry; heard spun intimate tales of green fields and free ranging horses; listened to bilious speech, shit speech, who-the-fuck knows speech as it issued from the rotten body of tics and polls; seen folks don heavy make-up and save a country; read a critical book with solipsism at its unknowing core; lingered on a friend’s friend’s suicidal end; participated in symbiotic orgasm (I hope she did too); sat through a pitch for someone else’s god/passed on it; watched a lady a-giggle sell guns via the home-shopping channel; been pleased to learn the bankers, after so much suffering, are finally doing fine; watched a woman overcome the overwhelming odds of an angry mob to reach a public restroom; considered my neighbor’s medical history; drunk and eaten to Dionysian excess at the expense of sleep and prayer; regretted negative spaces I’ve nurtured, such as blood donation and child welfare; failed horribly; listened and ignored…

And So On is as such. Here are some new pieces and some old—hopefully seen here in a new light. They are drafts of thoughts and insecurities, of fear, pride, violence and envy. Athleticism and torpor.

The past and the present are always a paint-flecked “now” to the artist. Nothing here feeds the hungry, or changes political will, or puts an end to art, or halts the terrible human urges to kill, win, amass, or flee. These are humble disparate works—made and displayed in a short burst of planning and action—and which equal an approximation. For you, for me, for us.

And for that fucking asshole who stabbed me in the back.

Adam Welch
2016


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


Adam Welch {and} So on


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