I’m not religious or anything, but now when I’m sad, I do a lot of kneeling on the ground and thanking whatever. Just for me, to acknowledge something and and make it physical so that it sets in. The thing I will say always is, “Thank you for my problems and I send my love everywhere.” I am generalizing— there are problems that just fuckin’ suck and are terrible— but problems like being sad or having your heart broken aren’t any less valuable than happiness is. So when things are really bad, nowadays I recognize the value in it because I know it is going to make me appreciate happiness in the future way more.
I think it’s really healthy to lose things or to give things up for a while, to deprive yourself of certain things. It’s always a good learning experience, because I felt like it really was like, ‘I must learn to walk again.’ I had to walk out all that stuff, and I knew it was stupid, and I kept on walking.
(Vahge, Heather Gargon, Jeremy Hush, L V Ruiz, Paul Romano, Samantha Levin, Allison Sommers, Zoe Williams, Yuri Leonov)
Allison Sommers and Samantha Levin present
Painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, music, and more from a strange and wonderful group of artists.
AUGUST 24, 6PM UNTIL
538 W 29th St New York, NY 10001
Participants include, but are not limited to:
L V Ruiz
J L Schnabel
Dee Dee Vega
Come drink wine and toast the weird with us! I can promise there will be the blood of Christ and at least one accordion.
Can’t wait to see all this wonderful work! (I will be there a little later on in the evening)