SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
9 through OCTOBER 23, 2005
is Your Oyster And You Are The Pearl
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"FORTUNA" is a conceptual
piece with objects and performance.
With great optimism and
humor, this work explores the human thirst for comfort and peace
of mind. Since the Dawn of Man, our irrational and fevered fear
of the unknown has created gods, devils and prophets in order
to maintain order, structure and power. Though it may light a
candle to the many hypocrisies of religion, FORTUNA offers a
new, exciting and highly rational system of belief.
Celebrating its tenth year, Sala Diaz is proud to present the
San Antonio debut of artist GORDY GRUNDY with his new work, FORTUNA
on Saturday September 10th. A graduate of the University of Southern
California, he addresses the highly topical issue of religion
throughout mankind. This heavy and dire subject matter is treated
with an all-American, albeit So Cal, style.
FORTUNA unveils the
philosophical meaning and social structure of America's newest
religion, the Fellowship of Fortuna. The show, which displays
objects, etchings, paintings and prints, is centered around an
elaborate website www.FortunaNow.com.
FORTUNA provides the answer to the great questions that have
plagued man throughout the centuries 'Does God exist?' and 'What
is the meaning of Life?'
As a design and cultural
icon FORTUNA nods to the work of SHEP FAIREY and his OBEY
campaign. JEAN BEAUDRILLARD and his writings on philosophy
and chance are woven throughout the Fellowship. Most importantly,
UMBERTO ECO figures prominently with his notion of the
hyper real and our preference for a re-creation; FORTUNA is a
GORDY GRUNDY is a Los
Angeles based artist who works within a philosophical context.
As a painter, his work is meditative, yet this show brings new
mediums into play. His art world humor column GENUFLECT has appeared
in the Coagula Art Journal since 1996.
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