Akin to the historical narratives we're fed in an attempt to steer us away from a life of lies, the narrative of Adam, Eve, and the serpent in Genesis presents a clear set of tenets from which we're expected to learn. Listen to God, get a good life. Follow a lie of a serpent (arguably the first lie), and you'll be punished forever. When we consider distance and degree, however, the parable's message can be quickly cast aside. If there is any truth to the story of Eden, we're now so many generations into the punishment that it has lost its threatening potential. And it takes very little experience to recognize that the punishment for an offense on the scale of eating a forbidden fruit is usually inconsequential. We have learned to accept the minor punishments that accompany most of our lying as a part of everyday life. They aren't deterrents anymore.
About The Gallery
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.