“Thoreau and the Unibomber”, David E. Kearns’ and Joe Noderer‘s two person painting exhibition at Ess Ef Eff, raises some current existential questions – What point are we trying to access with our progress? What is the apogee of understanding? Is it all for a cosmic awareness and peaceful co-habitation? The show invites viewers to reflect on a dichotomous view of civil disobedience, of living alone in nature, along with the consequent personal and social fallout or success.
Since the dawn of urbanization most civilizations have romanticized the idea of self ostracization into the wild. Yet, over time we have become increasingly aware of our need to stimulate ourselves through the company of other people, lest we become annealed with excessive self reflexivity. This seems to vary from person to person – some of us need to be in the crux of large cities, and others need to visit a county store once per season. Depending on one’s political, social, and fiscal leanings, information and the ability to access it can propagate progress or decline. With shared information, we can either help or hurt ourselves – in our times this issue begs to be considered.
David E. Kearns and Joe Noderer : “Thoreau and the Unibomber “
Opening: Fri, 2/23/2018 (Tomorrow) at 7 PM
893 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238