Universal Grammar

Universal Grammar::July 11th

Thin Ice Collective: Serena Cole, Uri Korn, Billy Kroft, Hilary Pecis, Catherine Ryan, Sham Saenz, Zefrey Throwell, Tracy Timmins
with guests: Joe Brook, Tara Lisa Foley, Keba Konte, Marty Lund, Brion Nuda Rosch, Andrew Schoultz, Brent Wick

July 11th – August 4th

Opening Reception
July 11th 6-9pm

Universal Grammar finds its meaning in the fundamental. Inspired by Noam Chomsky’s notion that all languages have a common structural basis we, the Thin Ice Collective, have come together with a selection of hand-picked artists as one mind to test the limits of communication and reveal new discursive possibilities through various media. Each artist has
explored the underpinnings of what it means to take part in a dialogue, not only in an intimate context, but on a broader social plateau.

Some of the questions that we are asking are:
What does it truly mean to be understood by someone else?
What magnetism or repulsion occurs in the interstitial moment of dialogue that creates or negates understanding?
Have visual cues become a sufficient enough representation of the common ethos to make the building blocks of communication, i.e., words, superfluous in today’s image-heavy culture?
Thin Ice Collective was born in Oakland, CA from the ashes of Auto 3321 Gallery in 2006.
It is currently based in Oakland, San Francisco, and New York City.
Thin Ice Collective operates as a think tank, responding to and collectively interacting with current political and artistic themes across the globe.

Its curent members are: Serena Cole, Uri Korn, Billy Kroft, Hilary Pecis, Catherine Ryan, Sham Saenz, Zefrey Throwell, and Tracy Timmins.

For more information please contact Paul Middendorf paul@galleryHOMELAND.org.