We desire attention, but no one likes a show-off. So, we've sharpened our ability to practice false modesty. We pretend to cover ourselves but rehearse the bare minimum efforts in order to keep people engaged - just as Venus covers herself without hiding much. This type of lying allows us to maintain an optimistic, internal conception of our own morality and humility, while publicly producing the opposite result. Outward gestures of lying allow us to construct psychological protections against our ability to recognize undesirable traits within ourselves.
About The Gallery
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.