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GRIMM is pleased to announce …More Remnants of Futures Past, Jonathan Marshall’s second solo exhibition with the gallery in Amsterdam.

“Making things is a process by which to explore a universe out of reach, from within the limitations of our finite form.” – Jonathan Marshall.

The past is deep, and humans have been on this earth for 150,000 years in our current form. That is a very long time, yet comically brief, considering the full history of our cosmos. But even in our brief time here, many things have been lost or are yet to be found.

In …More Remnants of Futures Past, Jonathan Marshall is presenting us such a find, possibly from a different space, a distant past, or a faraway future. Marshall has created a group of forty paintings, each one representing a different character of a speculative alphabet. In addition to the Roman alphabet still in use today, Marshall has invented fourteen extra letters. Partly inspired by a book of ancient erotic pottery from the Nazca peoples, a Peruvian culture that flourished from 100 BCE to 800 AD, Marshall has shaped every letter as a human form. The panels appear to us as mysterious artifacts that have survived the ravages of time, while also reminding us of the long human tradition of making things.

 


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“Making things is a process by which to explore a universe out of reach, from within the limitations of our finite form.” – Jonathan Marshall


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