Curated by Jason Clay Lewis and David Gorman
The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present Survive, an exciting new exhibition of works by artists Chris Coffin, Esperanza Cortés, Adam Stennett and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, curated by Jason Clay Lewis and David Gorman. The Royal welcomes visitors to attend the opening reception of Survive in person Friday, October 15th, 7 – 9PM.
The last few years have been fraught with uncertainty, confusion, and loss. On the other hand, there are amazing stories to be found of overcoming incredible hardships. These are trying times with obvious difficulties ahead, but there are profound lessons yet to be found.
“Survive” literally means “continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship”. The term “survival” usually refers to physical survival or a struggle to avoid physical extermination. The theory of natural selection incorporates the concept of the survival of the fittest in the struggle for existence. In the literature on life after death, survival is often used interchangeably with immortality. Immortality suggests a superior quality of existence, whereas the term survival suggests a continuation of the status quo.
It’s time to start fresh, move forward, and do more than just survive.