Gitler &_____ is enthusiastically presenting a solo exhibition of art work—several works of art in fact, as allowed by the existing wall space—by an artist; the artist’s name is Jason Covert; it is Covert’s second solo exhibition with the gallery; the exhibition’s title is Laugh Track. Below are some words that describe this exhibition. We hope you read these words and find pleasure in these words and, owing to that, make the conscious choice to visit Gitler &_____ to comfortably look at some art. What are we, after all, if not creatures of comfort?
"This is the show that America needs right now. This is the show that America deserves right now. I know Kung Fu. Come and get some." – the artist*
Covert enjoys moments and he enjoys laughter, sometimes simultaneously. He is also conscious (like the aforementioned choice we hope you make), which isn’t to suggest of something; only that he is awake some of the time and asleep at others. (Are you still reading?)
Just so we’re clear, when we referenced earlier these descriptive “words,” it’s important to note that these “words” have other inherent qualities, like implications (and sometimes, for no grammatical reason, quotation marks), and what they’re implying is that art is art. No, not for its own sake – we’re not lunatics. But Jason Covert is a multi- and mixed-media artist with pansexual leanings who often smuggles tiny bottles of flavored vodka into other people’s art openings, so “lunatic” is a somewhat subjective label, no?
Right about here in the press release is where we’d mention something about how in this “current political climate” (code for "Trump is a fucking maniac!") we could all use some laughter right about now. Yeah, well, this is an art show. There will be paintings and photography and video and relief sculpture. Does any of that stuff sound funny to you?