Demos Schmemos: Nicholas Frank

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 PM
FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)
112R Blue Star San Antonio
Texas 78204
FL!GHT Gallery
(210) 872-2586

Demos Schmemos
Nicholas Frank
FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)
Mar. 1 – 31, 2019

Demos Schmemos is Nicholas Frank’s first solo show in San Antonio since his Artpace residency in January 2017. With a set of new sculptures, Frank continues his consideration of audience, passivity, and participation, with a rumination on the corrosion of democracy and mutual trust. Money, a trust exchange, is referenced in the form of Ancient Greek obolus and drachma, set in hand-built ceramic double-spitoons holding leather renderings of beer foam lacing shapes. Flatscreen TV mounts sit dormant, awaiting eyes, like Charon awaiting payment for conveying the dead through their final river crossing. The glittering residue of days gone by reflects more light from the future than the present.