Only Entropy Comes Easy

September 7 to October 14, 2017

Entropy is a measurement of change, the decline from order to disorder, necessarily and constantly increasing. Chekhov’s existential quip “only entropy comes easy” positions our fear of mortality succinctly alongside the second law of thermodynamics.

The pieces in this exhibition distill narrative and the passage of time into static images or compositions. Stains, burns, drips, and rust infuse the artworks with a palpable sense of unavoidable disintegration, the inevitable effects of entropy.

Roy Arden, Karin Bubaš, Tim Gardner, Graham Gillmore, Colleen Heslin, Greg Girard, Stephen Waddell, Owen Kydd, Jeff Wall

Stephen Waddell
Orto Botanico
2014
Silver gelatin print
58.5 x 120.7 inches

Roy Arden
Untitled
2017
Mixed media
33 x 19.5 x 1.5 inches