Let It End Like This: March 9- May 14, 2011
Let It End Like This asks the question, “What will they say about you when you’re gone? What would you say about yourself?” and features obituaries created by a unique blend of over 40 people. The exhibition, curated by Todd Zuniga (Opium Magazine, Literary Death Match), challenges participants to name their future by showcasing a fact-and-fiction sequence of regrets, failures, successes, last words and everything in between, in wildly diverse forms, as they not only examine what it will mean to die, but what it means to be alive. Let It End Like This features new work from creative individuals from a variety of disciplines, including writers (Susan Orlean, Ben Fountain), visual and conceptual artists (Olaf Bruening, Jonathon Keats), hu- morists of all kinds (Rick Meyerowitz, Alan Zweibel, Jena Friedman), musicians (Moby), designers (Jacek Utko, Drazen Grubisic), bookstore owners (Sarah McNally), mothers (the curator’s mom), and way, way more. A preview: author Ben Fountain has created a small coffin filled with pictures of his life. Come- dian Jena Friedman has produced a video in which she’s interviewing people on the street, asking if they remember the comedian Jena Friedman. John “Chickenjohn” Rinaldi has asked friends, enemies, stalkers, fans and family members that he hadn’t spoken to for over a decade, to write what they really thought about him in a book (which he promised not to read).