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Summer 2022
tmto szn: or a story about the dangers of industrial thought
Friday, July 8 2022
Appointment only viewing July 9-10


David Lisbon was born in 1994 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an independent curator, architect, and designer. He hopes to use all of these skills to help creatively tell the stories of artists who might otherwise be overlooked or pigeon-holed by contemporary institutions. For the summer show at Quarter’s Gallery, he muses: 

Often as I wonder through the constantly stuffed and re-stuffed key food on Myrtle avenue, I wonder if my being there makes me complicit. I stop and pause.

As I stand Comparing the Idaho and Red potatoes under the fluorescents, I wonder. Where did this produce come from? I leave the first fingerprint on a newly placed waxy red apple at the top of the pile, who was the last person to touch this plant before it became a product? Was this person paid? Were they paid a living wage? Where are they now?

The pause is brief, I digress and continue.

This work imagines itself as a middleman or intermediary that exists within this pause. This work is about tomatoes, but it’s also about self reflection.