Ron Lambert and Christopher Moss: Gist

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During our unending quest to achieve “perfection”—be it via our jobs, our homes, our bodies or the gadgets we acquire—more often than not, we fallible humans often tend to lose sight of the bigger picture, like the people with whom the Universe has tasked us to share this earthly experience. In an attempt to shed light on this fascinating phenomenon, performance and exhibition space Grizzly Grizzly presents Gist, a visual study through painting and sculpture, that put the focus on small things that make up the larger entirety. Inspired by the Gestalt Theory’s concept of “gist memory,” artists Ron Lambert and Christopher Moss attempt to convey the idea that the human mind considers an entire object before registering its components, suggesting the whole is, in fact, greater than the sum of its parts.

Lambert’s provocative sculptures combine building materials and everyday domestic items intertwined with organic forms, illustrating our drive to seek the superlative while finding beauty—and acceptance—in our failed attempts. And Moss’ 15 paintings are arranged in a way that are meant to appear chaotic and frenetic at first glance, but make sense when viewed individually, then as a unit.

The word “gist” defines the essence of something, an overall understanding of an object or an idea. Grizzly Grizzly’s thought-provoking exhibit challenges visitors to understand—and ultimately, appreciate—the gist of our existence. // KENNEDY ALLEN

6pm. Free. On display through Aug. 1. Grizzly Grizzly, 319 N. 11th St., 2nd floor. grizzlygrizzly.com

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
319 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 07/11/2014. .

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