Disclosures always bring with them a disappointment of expectations, a disenchantment. Disclosure forces us into an encounter with reality, with things as they are, instead of things as they might have or could have been. I always feel exposed in these unavoidable affairs. Exposed, and then unwanted, forlorn… my fantasy couldn’t endure and I must make do with those who will accompany me past who I say I am, or who I fashion myself to imitate.
I confess that I appropriated Micah Lexier’s name, CV, portfolio and career to accompany an application for an exhibition at articule without Micah’s knowledge or consent. My (Micah’s) application was accepted, and so, the exhibition (exposition) came to be.
I plan to give a fuller account of my motives and mistakes in a panel discussion with Patrice Loubier and an surprise guest this Sunday, September 23 at articule, 3pm. Please join us there
Sincerely, Joshua Schwebel