Jason Byers, Zza’s. Saturday Night.

“Farewell Horizontal”
new work byJason Byers

You are cordially invited to “Farewell Horizontal”,
new work by Jason Byers at
Zza’s Wine Bar Gallery in Oakland on
Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 6 – 9pm.

The horizontal plane is at once always before us and always behind us, always advancing and ever receding, it is everywhere, all at once, all the time. The horizontal plane is a singular point of reference in time and place for each of us, we are always where we are in relation to it and never where we are not. Without it, there is no up or down, side to side, forward or backward and despite its abundantly varied features and nuances, it’s orientation is never lost no matter where one is. Indeed, the horizontal plane is the foundation from which buildings and structures strive to break its ever present hold and reshape the skyline, where trees and plants sink roots and grow and flourish. It is the demarcation between earth and sky, a definitive edge at the extent of our vision and far beyond our reach. It serves as a metaphor of endless possibility, of the future and what may be in store, of closure and a new beginning. It is the body in prone position, at its most vulnerable sign of surrender either to a lover or an enemy, or the simple need for rest. It is at once the nourishing backdrop of human experience and that final point of exhaustion found in the unmistakable drone of an ever approaching flatline.

Zza’s Wine Bar Gallery
550 Grand Ave.Oakland, CA 94610
510-839-9124
November 7 – December 11, 2009
Opening Reception:Saturday, November 7th6-9pm.



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