May 12, 2010 – August 1, 2010
The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia chose 19 artists from the United States to participate in the 2010 exhibition. Three of the artists selected are represented by Lisa Sette Gallery of Scottsdale, Arizona: Enrique Chagoya, Claudio Dicochea, and Angela Ellsworth.
“Deserts and water are the most obvious “inconvenient truths” about human influence on the planet. But, it is precisely this windswept, unkempt, erotic, blasted, forsaken space – literal and imaginative – in which many artists ply their unwanted play – their burnings and yearnings – always burdened with the truth of testimony. Bertolt Brecht once posed the question, “In the dark times / Will there also be singing?” His answer was, “Yes, there will be singing / About the dark times.” In the cathartic world of art, the light often comes from a surviving ability to make palpable the incomprehensible – to make the invisible visible – to make flesh from the ethereal. To imagine the unimaginable, we are ignited to understanding by new stories and images. The desert; the water; the fantastic example of both is one such urgent, enduring imagining.” -Bruce W. Ferguson, independent art curator and critic