BOOKENDS Exhibition curated by Nohra Corredor
Welcome to John F. Ceprano's "BOOKENDS"/2011 celebrating a decade of collaboration...
"SHARING TIME/AN INVITATION"
1998-The best term I can use for my perception/celebration of these anniversaries is a word Carlos Castañeda used in many of his books:"recapitulation", which refers to a recollection and review of a warrior's life journey and experiences, of what made the journey...To explain the term a bit better, here is an excerpt: Recapitulation-as described in Carlos Castañeda's BOOK "THE EAGLE'S GIFT"-consist of recollecting one's life down to the most insignificant detail...recapitulation begins with a list of items to be recalled. One then proceeds to work through the list one item at a time staying with the item until all of the emotions around the event had been felt.
"Here is a sample...In 1998, the project was the first installation with a title and a sense of purpose and function. The title for that project was Fertility and Integration expressing a sense of abundance and fulfillment in the journey. At the beginning of the project, the work was vandalized with house paint, every rock was painted yellow. When I came to the site, there were numerous people there, some thought it was part of the 'art experience', while others knew otherwise. At first I was depressed and felt rejected, but within a few minutes, I went to a local hardware store, bought all the steel brushes they had, and returned to the site, planning to remove all the paint by myself. However, a dozen people offered to help and by day's end the rocks were back to normal, and the news media documented the event. What had been intended to be a discouraging act, turned into a celebration of community and spirit." John F. Ceprano/2012
NEWS FROM CANADA/2012 UPDATE
ECOARTNET-ECOARTPEDIA/2012 congratulate John Ceprano and celebrate as well the