September 25, 2015 6pm – 9pm
September 25, 2015 – October 04, 2015
Incline Gallery is pleased to present, Osiris, a solo exhibition by artist Peter Cochrane.
In its most literal iteration, death signifies the terminus of the body and mind. The lungs cease to expand and contract, the heart stops its rhythmic pumping, the electricity flowing through the brain slows its course, and, one by one, the organs are relieved of their duties. The notion of life after death has set both the religious and the scientific on hunts through historical tomes and mad experiments over the span of recorded human history. But what of death within life? What of trauma that bends reality into the unfathomable and its subsequent recovery, the meditative piling of one stone atop another to rebuild a single pillar? Cannot significant events or extended periods of pain and harm be isolated, considered, held, loved, and placed back into the greater whole? I wonder if in making internal wounds external we offer ourselves the chance to accept and heal—to lose, to nurture, to grieve.