RON SAUNDERS: Other Things November 18, 2011 - January 21, 2012
When traveling through unknown territories, its best to remember that its impossible to account for every variable you’ll encounter; after all, our eyes deceive us, so too our ideas. To survive, we fill in the blanks.
As explained by the observer effect, born out of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, to observe something is to change it, and not just the perception of what that object is but also its metaphysical properties, its nature and behavior. Because of this, we are all active participants in a cosmic soup, trying to understand our place through observing our surroundings. Wherever we look, we find evidence of the divine animating principle that pervades the Universe; we only need the appropriate lens to see it; we need a cipher.
These paintings do not constitute a complete translated anthology; rather, they are the beginning of a corpus with an infinite number of possibilities, each one, with an infinite number of interpretations. From the countless number of translations, we know that most are not only inaccurate, but are impossible to make out. Although many interpretations have elements of truth, there exists only one true cipher, and it is perfectly correct- but to whom? This perfect form evades us all. What is presented before us are other things.