January 12-26, 2008
Sealed Confessions is an exhibition of Tayo Heuser’s latest works on paper. Conceived specifically for H29– an artist-run gallery space in Brussels known as an international showcase for contemporary abstract art–the exhibition marks a shift in the artist’s creative process and brings a “new life” to her current production. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a set of three large abstract drawings including words spelled out across their surfaces: Everything, Conceal, Nothing. Accompanied by another set of three drawings, also abstract in form yet confessional in character; a small sculpture containing written confessions of people concealed with black ink; and a participatory drawing inviting visitors to write and then erase their own confessions, Sealed Confessions explores, as its title suggests, the act of confession as both a declaration of beliefs, intentions, and emotions and a call for privacy, confidentiality, and truth.