THE PLEASURE OF HATRED
By EMILY BOBROW
Just received a notice about a group art exhibition opening tonight at Lisa Cooley, a gallery in New York's Lower East Side.
It has one of the most auspicious names I have seen for some time: "On the Pleasure of Hatred: love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; Hatred alone is immortal". The show takes its title and premise from William Hazlitt ("The Plain Speaker", 1823), perhaps the greatest essayist in English letters....
This may be the finest explanation of the whims of the blogosphere. Clearly it was only a matter of time before we invented this dark and speedy conveyor belt of malice mixed with pride.
As for the show, curated by David Hunt, it features work by Josh Faught, Simone Leigh, Nicholas Lobo, Shana Lutker, Mike Quinn and Dario Robleto.