Hippocrene Runs Dry
August 9–September 25, 2019
Opens Friday 9 August 2019, 6-9PM
Weight bearing fraud
For who is not the lecturer alongside the hypocrite
Attic stairs drop down and a window lights the way to cement limbs grown again
Darkness trails through the ceiling, light appears from behind
All things hidden drop down heavy
Right hoof forward
Strong foundations for the lamented agony of time
Wood is frail
Ladder turned stone
Back to the starting gate.
Hippocrene Runs Drylays out the conspiring events of paradox, the misleading, the unforeseen, the known, but hope to be forgotten and the events that follow the tragedy of uncovering the devious truth.
Never was it that easy. The water didn’t always taste so pure. Did the Greeks ever ask themselves, waking up in a sweat… “Does the idea have legs? Does it move? Or does it simply collapse under its own weight?”
These are the last vestiges of a brutal race, the surviving fragments after laps over millennia. Unstable forms. Unholy creations.
Hippocrene on Mount Helicon is the mythic, sacred spring of the Muses. The “fountain of the horse,” sprung forth when Pegasus stamped its hoof and brought bubbling waters of inspiration… The divine act of creation. Athena bursting from the brow of Zeus…
Here’s a riddle: Can you use your own legs while riding on the backs of others? Or does one negate the other? Here’s another: What creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, three in the evening? Has the march of time made us all weary? Have the waters run us dry?
Yasmin Kaytmaz (b.1995) previously attended Parsons The New School and focused primarily on sculpture in the Fine Art Department. She is currently a living and working artist in New York City.
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Gallery hours are Thurs.–Sun. 12–6PM and by appointment
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