Jai & Jai Gallery is proud to present ‘Beachside Lonelyhearts’ presented by Jimenez Lai.
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 9, 2015; 8pm-11pm.
A story about an incorrectly remembered sunny afternoon
Fragment of thoughts glitched together along a beach plan
is a story about one sunny afternoon incorrectly remembered, with fragments of thoughts scattered all over the walls, floor and ceiling in a desperate attempt to piece back together the fondest and most idyllic sense of warmth.
“everywhere I look I see your face”
A beach house
The hatch is down but did the car run out of gas? Is the trunk open, is the luggage unlocked? Is the rent paid? Is the stove off?
But, this sunny afternoon is idyllic – extremely happy, and peaceful.
The incorrect memories repeated, told, retold, corrected, and reconstructed, with degrees of familiarity and differences – but, each time plausible and believable. Notes, sketches and thoughts scribbled onto the wall. Images, snapshots and visuals pasted as postcards.
Objects on the beach
Blankets, sand castle, shovel, umbrella (in plan),
Picnic, lifeguard tower, shadows of clouds, diving boards, swimming trunks,
This sunny afternoon is in a safe place, a treasure box, where no amount of reassembly and reconstruction could disturb the fact that this afternoon existed, and none of the choices in this reality would result in any consequences.
This sunny afternoon is a West Coast joy ride, or a terrifically beautiful nightmare
But there’s no one, nothing, as convertible roams on, with a collection of scattered thoughts flapping in the wind.