October 14 - November 19, 2022
From SP/N Gallery:
“Laughing is a magical elixir – prescribed to cure illnesses, maintain relationships, and vex enemies. Like a sneeze or a yawn, laughing is a visceral, contagious response. It can signal pure joy, break an uncomfortable silence, or bookend bouts of crying. Perhaps at its most powerful when used to confront a truly absurd situation, laughter often heralds a final act, the moment a protagonist uses laughter to shift the balance of power in their favor. “Having the last laugh” signals a triumph, but also connotes a slightly devious intent: a twist of the knife already buried into the side of a foe. Remove “the,” and it becomes a “last laugh,” a final shout into the void, the utterance of a person at the end of their rope or on the brink of death.
The artists in “Last Laugh” use humor to address the absurdity of everyday life, bring attention to issues of injustice and corruption, and work through personal traumas. Through various mediums these artists shift between leaning into the meaninglessness of existence and searching for meaning amidst the madness.”
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