Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jonas Mekas Opening at Maya Stendhal Gallery This Evening

Tonight through February 21, 2009, the Maya Stendhal Gallery will host "Jonas Mekas: New Work". Details of the exhibit can be seen at ArtSlant. The artist's latest 4-monitor video installation, "Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (2008) will be presented.

Mr. Mekas is quoted as saying:

"It can be viewed as a classic Greek drama in which the destinies of nations are changed drastically by the unbending, irrational will of one single man (Vytautas Landsbergis), one small nation determined to regain its freedom, backed by its fight against the Might & Power, against the Impossible."

Inspiring words. Words that encourage my unbending, bordering on irrational, will.

Mr. Mekas' biography and catalog of works can be read at Wikipedia.

I look forward to meeting this man tonight at the opening. I am trying to stave off an attack of the "I am not worthy"s.

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