Ernesto Montenegro

Richard Michelson and Ernesto Montenegro at R. Michelson Galleries

“We are “meaning machines,” we see shapes in clouds, man in the moon, gods in the stars. By putting together boxes in random shapes, I found unexpected figures doing unexpected things; anti-allegorically they guided themselves into seeking a meaning… boxes in search of a figure or actors in search of a play. Meaning is a form of hope, a healthy delusion, the price we pay for our self-consciousness. Meaning must outstrip the facts… “Colleges of Unreason.”

— Ernesto Montenegro



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