THE FRANKLIN is proud to present:
WELCOME TO THE END
Jeffrey Michael Austin
E. Aaron Ross
When we believe all things to be measurable by science, we welcome the end of imagination.
I overheard a girl on the bus repeating the news, “this is the end of us.” Welcome to the construction of something new, of something that is not yet.
Welcome…at times it feels like we are near the end. It may be the end for some of us, but for those of us left here together, be kind and welcome all in the world that we all share.
If you already knew the end, would you still welcome the beginning? Would you welcome MySpace and the end of my space?
The end of painting was an idea very much in vogue with the art establishment of the later 1970’ and 1980’s, as art moved further away from subject matter and from object hood, artists welcome(d) this shift to immateriality with creativity and vigor; it is in this spirit that I present a a piece from my series of “Gap” or reduced paintings which incorporate empty space and reduce the subject of painting to nothing more than its physical margins.
The end folds inside-out to welcome a new day.
Yesterday the sky came tumbling down to the end. Because in the sentiment of the cataclysm in yesterday’s dreams, the end was never really the beginning, but a sentiment to welcome – just as my mothers soft whispers echo in my head “welcome my child.
Welcome to a new era that will challenge the artistic society to challenge racist America.
The end of “safety” will be a visual disaster and I welcome Mother Earth to take over.
The end will not come with a reluctant welcome.
They continued to whisper welcome like wind until the end.
The end of pain is always welcome.
Welcome to the story that does not end.
Welcome, OH FUCK! The end.
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