Nothing Lasts Forever
On view 8/6/2015 through 9/10/2015
“Some people view what I do as vandalism. I assume that their objection is that I alter the landscape without permission. Advertising perpetually alters our environment without the permission of it’s inhabitants. The only difference is that advertisers pay for the privilege to do so and I don’t. So if you’re going to call me anything, it is more accurate to call me a thief.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit by Eddie Colla fresh off an extended international tour with his new collection, “Nothing Lasts Forever,” opening August 6th, 6:30 - 9:30pm.
From the Artist...
From childhood we are instilled with a strong desire to obtain the unattainable, “Forever” as the mark of either quality, persistence or true emotion. To achieve a certain set of circumstances that is both consistent and unwavering. Often dragging this desire into our relationships, view of the world, even our consumer habits. It is a flawed aspiration. It is theoretically unattainable as it is the desire that never arrives and empirically unattainable as it goes against the natural order of the world. It precludes new experience.
I have spent much of the past 9 months traveling, leaving my work or my mark in the places that I visit. Those marks are removed, or buffed, walls get covered and recovered, weather deteriorates them and they cease to exist. The people I meet, the thoughts I have, will all but evaporate and what's left will be the cumulative residuals of that passing.
The works for this show revolve around both the images I have left behind in my travels and the thoughts and experiences that are fading and changing with the passing of time. I use text to both recount and erase. My thoughts my perspectives are always changing and it seems that process moves more rapidly the more unfamiliar my surroundings are. The process of making these pieces is the process of remembering and cataloging my state of mind over a period of time.