The Bruce High Quality Foundation

Mother

Vito Schnabel

MAR 12 - 31, 2015

Installation view: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mother, Vito Schnabel, 2015, New York

Installation view: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mother​, Vito Schnabel, 2015, New York

Installation view: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mother​, Vito Schnabel, 2015, New York

Installation view: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mother​, Vito Schnabel, 2015, New York

Installation view: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mother​, Vito Schnabel, 2015, New York

Press Release

Vito Schnabel
43 Clarkson Street, 1A
New York, NY 10014

Mother,You are underwater. You are small. There is something glowing not quite like light.

You would tell me, wouldn’t you? Tell you what? Tell me what I need to know. Give me a list. Heart disease, lung cancer, Down syndrome, dyslexia, homosexuality, narcissism, trouble sleeping, incontinence, pride, greed, anger management issues, libertarianism, eczema, fetal alcohol syndrome, vanity, rheumatoid arthritis, myopia. There’s no time for losers ‘cause we are the champions of the world. Let me sleep. I’m tired. I’ve had a long day. We’ll talk about it in the morning.

You would tell me, wouldn’t you? Tell you what? Tell me what I need to know. Give me a list. Heart disease, lung cancer, Down syndrome, dyslexia, homosexuality, narcissism, trouble sleeping, incontinence, pride, greed, anger management issues, libertarianism, eczema, fetal alcohol syndrome, vanity, rheumatoid arthritis, myopia. There’s no time for losers ‘cause we are the champions of the world. Let me sleep. I’m tired. I’ve had a long day. We’ll talk about it in the morning.
It is 1865. You are on the threshold of a small room somewhere with floral wallpaper. You’ve opened the door and scared the cat. The maid doesn’t acknowledge you, but she does. She looks you over, sizes you up, demands payment.

Your neck. Your back. You’re not a teenager. You’re not in high school. You’re not a little girl. You’re not taking chances. You’re not putting yourself at risk. You’re not thinking of your future. Your hips. Your ass. You’re not done living. You’re not your mother. One drink won’t kill you. Let me help you. No one is watching and no one cares. One drink won’t kill you.

It is 2015.


–BHQF

The exhibition will be open March 12 - March 31, Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. By appointment only.