Nothing gold can stay: An exhibition about belonging, migration and the transience of life

3 - 22 February 2022

VIGIL GONZALES is pleased to present Nothing gold can stay, a show featuring iconic series from artists that have participated in the gallery programme since its inception. The selection of works gathered in this exhibition speak mostly of the transience of life itself. Nothing gold can staydwelves around the concepts of not-belonging, migration, social inequality and landscape as means to an end. 

 

Although fatalist, alluding to life as a journey filled with fleeting moments, the works exhibited on the show contradict that initial statement poem of Robert Frost by inviting us into deep reflection about the world we live in with hopes to make it better. What we can agree on is that each part of the cycle (seasons) brings a new aesthetic that is both new and familiar, different, and the same. 

 

Nothing gold can stay by Robert Frost prompts us for another reflection, which has to do with the vital experience that we men and women of today’s world share.  In the words of Berman:  To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and the world, which at the same time threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are. 
 

The artists gathered in this exhibition are long standing persevering beings that theorize about the world we inhabit through their works. Being modern is to form part of a universe, like a famous theorist said, all that is solid melts into air.