10.21 - 11.11.18

Sunday, October 21st

3 - 5pm

My articulation isn’t just mine

From the back of my brain comes the front of my mind, knocking on the inside of my skull, behind new lines, my forehead is taking time. Mom read my palm, took my hand in hers. As she’s done since my hand and the other, my foot and the other my legs, arms and everything else entered this world. Mom took my hand in hers and read my lines. She says it’s complicated. Apologizes for my life. I thank her for my life. I hope someone loves me when my mother dies, I don’t want to mourn her without love. Someone to take my hand. From the back of my mind I hear the knocking on my skull. 

I made these drawings with hands that came from inside my mother. My articulation isn’t just mine.

Aleksander Hardashnakov (b. 1982) was born in Toronto and currently lives in Berlin. He is the co-director of The Loon, an artist run space in Toronto. Recent exhibitions include institute für bienenzucht (Cologne), Union Pacific (London) and Jeffrey Stark (New York). This is his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.


Photography by Naoki Sutter-Shudo.