The Congregation

curated by Joshua Abelow

Paula Brunner Abelow, Nicholas Buffon, Calvin Burton, Paul Feeley, Amy Feldman, Albert Mertz, Tessa Perutz, Michael Rey, Julia Rommel, Ruth Root, Andy Webber & Thornton Willis

September 8 – October 9, 2016

Ruth Root at Jack Hanley Gallery, 2016
Thornton Willis at Jack Hanley Gallery, 2016

The Congregation

8 September - 9 October 


When religion, science and morality are shaken, the two last by the strong hand of Nietzsche, and when the outer supports threaten to fall, man turns his gaze from externals in on to himself. Literature, music and art are the first and most sensitive spheres in which this spiritual revolution makes itself felt. They reflect the dark picture of the present time and show the importance of what at first was only a little point of light noticed by few and for the great majority non-existent. Perhaps they even grow dark in their turn, but on the other hand they turn away from the soulless life of the present towards those substances and ideas which give free scope to the non-material strivings of the soul.

–Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning The Spiritual In Art (1910)