IN FROM THE COLD
SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 - OCTOBER 18, 2008
ERIN MING LEE
...In From The Cold takes a cue from John Le Carre’s influential spy novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963), later adapted to an Oscar nominated film (1965). After one of his missions goes awry, the protagonist is terminated, leading one to believe that he is no longer an active intelligence agent. However, his “coming in from the cold” is actually a calculated illusion—allowing him to continue with a mission, going even deeper undercover and creating the beginning of a more complicated story. The artists of this exhibition are positioned in relation to this story to allude to various methods of information gathering, infiltration, and the patience involved in both pursuits. The act of coming in from the cold is a way to think of these artists’ works and investigations as just the beginning of a more complex process.
DOCUMENTATION: Timothy Norris