JOSEE BIENVENU GALLERY PRESS RELEASE : Autocorrect

JOSEE BIENVENU GALLERY PRESS RELEASE : Autocorrect

Josee Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th St. New York, NY 10011
212-206-7990  joseebienvenugallery.com
July 25 – September 12, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday July 25, from 6-8pm

Ana Bidart
Andre Cadere
Beth Campbell
Marti Cormand
Celeste Fichter
Tom Friedman
Marco Godinho
Marco Maggi
Stefana McClure
Francois Morellet
Carl Ostendarp
Fidel Sclavo
Ken Solomon
Molly Springfield
We used to be responsible for our own typographical mistakes. Now, in a general trend to outsource our mental function to a global prosthetic brain, advanced predictive text software has taken over. “geocentric” becomes “egocentric”, “he’ll” turns to “hell”, “I’ll” to “ill” and “id” to “I’d”, turning any communication into a Freudian slip at the slightest touch or click. People blame Autocorrect for mangling their intentions and for failing to un-mangle them.
Autocorrect gets overwhelmed by vocabulary. Every mutation is a persistent or acknowledged mistake and exceptions make language evolve. When the suggested change revolutions the original meaning, the automatic correction allows us to see reality from another angle, funnier usually, embarrassing sometimes, tragic, or even poetic. It allows us to think again.
A similar process takes place for an artist in front of his work: an artwork is a major correction. Any creative process involves risks, disruptions or surprises that cancel each other, erase or integrate new meaning. An author corrects his mistakes, autocorrects them and incorporates them into a new reality. The exhibition including  is an invitation to meaningful mistakes, to disrupt the expected and the established. Every artwork is a spelling mistake.