It’s Not You, It’s Me
Beth Cook Solo Show
August 24-27, 2006
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Triple Base features “Beth Cook: It’s Not You, It’s Me” guest curated by Zoe Taleporos. Fashioning herself as a relationship anthropologist of sorts, San Francisco-based Cook creates elaborate diagrams detailing the history of her romantic, sexual, emotional, and creative life. These text based works use the scientific rhetoric of charts and symbols to form a non-linear autobiography complete with humor, sarcasm and charmingly blunt honesty. While examining the nuances in the quest to understand oneself and the need to connect with others, Cook’s work takes us through the all too familiar scenarios of unrequited love, dysfunctional relationships and obsessive introspection. Through bravely offering us insight into her character, Cook celebrates the fallibility of human emotion and intimacy by turning them into an art practice.
For the opening night of “Beth Cook: It’s Not You, It’s Me” on Thursday August 24th at 7pm, the artist will give a one-night only performance taking the form of a dating and relationship seminar. This is the chance you have always wanted to get closure with your ex, indulge in emotional catharsis or revel in the messy world of dating. Periodically throughout the night, “office hours” will be held where you can sign up for a personal one-on-one session with the artist. So bring your tissues, your love letters to burn, and embrace the crazy world of looking for love.