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Praise of Uncertainty

June 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Gym Gallery is excited to present, Praise of Uncertainty, featuring new work from Boulder-based artist Belgin Yucelen. Belgin will also be debuting a new short film entitled Borrowed Stories. Please join us for an artist talk on June 10th from 5-6 pm.

Praise of Uncertainty
The artworks that I created for this exhibition remain true to my desire to create with simplicity and ambiguity. I allowed for empty spaces which create uncertainty that inspires seeking our own stories. An openness to uncertainty in any conversation leads to endless possibilities and new meanings. In Noh theater, for example, a pause gives space for an inner rehearsal and imagination similar to silence in music. I created forms with a sense of refinement of the Japanese aesthetics that dissolve into these spaces. The Islamic sense of calligraphic brushwork I rendered vertically similar to Asian scripts are love poems written by Arabic women contradicting the traditional Islamic calligraphy. The mere presence of such inscriptions delivers powerful messages even if they are not legible. I am interested in this power as well as its seductive aesthetics. Silences, disappearing figures, and the scripts hold a space that suggests a mysterious mood that isn’t to be described but to be felt.

Borrowed Stories
As I travel north and east and pass through towns with foggy windows each with its own happenings, I borrow stories. Happenings on an ordinary evening we witness from these windows allude to these stories.

lives strange as they are beg me to borrow their tales in strange towns I pass
haiku, Belgin


June 10, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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1460 Leyden St
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