September 6 - October 19, 2019
Exhibition Text Documentation

Et al.  presents:

You Live

Sunsets, sunrises, eclipses, meteorites, early humans, artificial humans, constructed identities, masks, film sets, props, underground, outer space, green screens, the holodeck, simulations, replication, scans, grids, logos, screen shots, downloads, the void, places I have been, places I have lived, people we admire, people who have betrayed us, people who have died, spiral staircases, forking paths, the multiverse, the repetition of days, things that could have been, snakes, and snakes eating other snakes.

A life built out of images. Dissolving, one into another. At the midpoint between two images a third image appears. Connections are made and years pass. The sequence continues moving towards the horizon which recedes into the distance.

These contextual images without a subject become the subject. The images are the territory. Data becomes substance. Films reveal themselves as films during their final scenes. Meanwhile, you live.

Matt Borruso lives and works in San Francisco. He has had solo exhibitions at Cloaca Projects, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, and 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco, and at Black Ball Projects in Brooklyn. He has participated in group exhibitions at Anna Kustera, New York; Et al. etc., San Francisco; Sister, Los Angeles; Derek Eller, New York; Celaya Brothers, Mexico City; and Exile Projects, Berlin. In 2014 his work was included in Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present at San Francisco State University. Since 2015 he has published under his imprint Visible Publications, and his books are in the library collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the International Center of Photography. Borruso received his MFA from Yale University in 2004 and his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.