Psychometric Readings 9/21 & 10/12


Psychometric Readings offered by Stephanie Diamond

Readings last about 10 minutes. Bring your photos, any and all can be read (cell phone, snapshot, drivers license, locket etc.) Photos can be of you, others, new or old.

Stephanie Diamond offers psychometric readings of visitor’s photographs on the night of the PROVE IT TO ME opening, September 12th, 7 – 9pm, and also on September 21st, from 2 – 4pm and October 12th, from 2 – 4pm. Her project assumes that objects, over time, come to be imbedded with emotional experience, and that these layers can be read given enough attention.

PROVE IT TO ME, currently on view at REVERSE and curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, is a group show featuring the work of Shane Aslan Selzer, Stephanie Diamond, Dillon de Give, Mark Menjivar, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Julia Sherman, and Mary Walling Blackburn.

Arguably the only thing that holds social practice art together as a genre is the fact that it takes place between people. It is an art-form that entails giving over meaning to subjects – to bodies, even – in all their impossible contradictions. While such projects are, as a result, incredibly complex matrices of intention and accident, they are often presented in exhibitions with still images that seem to claim: “Here is what happened. Here is a picture of the relation that is the artwork. Here is the proof that the we related to one another.”
PROVE IT TO ME presents the work of seven artists, loosely defined as making social practice artwork, who refuse an objective understanding of photography. Instead, they create projects that thicken the relationship between an image and the event it stands in for.

Community Food Mapping Workshop with Mark Menjivar on September 13th, 10am – 2pm.

Assist in Spanish language joke translation with Dillon de Give on Sunday, September 21st, 2pm – 4pm, and Sunday, October 12th, 2:30pm – 4pm.