On Sincerity Opening Reception

6:00 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012
8:00 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012
What is suggested by the term sincerity? What is a sincere statement or gesture? How is sincerity articulated in ordinary experience? In art? Indeed, sincerity is an elusive and often ambiguous sentiment that never seems completely trustworthy. In spite of its somewhat indeterminate and slippery nature, the exhibition On Sincerity will seek to unpack and critique interpretations of sincerity in artistic practice, articulating its many nuances and contradictory impulses through a range of overlapping narratives including transparency, honesty, trust, selflessness (and selfishness), conviction, commitment, humility, and generosity.