“Every single person I’ve ever known has saved my life and everything I’ve ever done has lead me here. So there’s nowhere else I need to be right now, and that’s a comfort and also scary as hell cause your life is in everyone’s hands, everyone who ever kissed you, and hit you, and looked at you. We’re all doing this to each other, together.”
Words & Photographs by Jordan Sullivan
I wanna remember everything as more than it was. I want these pictures to be felt and heard and read like stories. And I never wanna pass the time again. Cause nothings boring anymore. Life is so brutal and beautiful and sometimes its not till I see the picture years later that I realize how fucked or amazing it really was. I never want to forget any of it. Those family photo albums are still my favorite books, no work of art can compare to the pictures of your life, the ones that no god could recreate, the ones of your grandpa drunk, and your brother laughing, your first love smiling, the one your mom took of you when you were a baby and you were sick and sleeping on your daddy’s chest.
Every single person I’ve ever known has saved my life and everything I’ve ever done has lead me here. So there’s nowhere else I need to be right now, and that’s a comfort and also scary as hell cause your life is in everyone’s hands, everyone who ever kissed you, and hit you, and looked at you. We’re all doing this to each other, together.
Before they put him in the dirt my grandpa forgot all the names and places and it broke my heart to see a mind just disappear like that. But his memories are out there somewhere. Sometimes I think our memory is our soul, and one of the only things we got thats really ours. So when I go underground to join my granddad I don’t wanna forget any of it or any of you, the hurt, the joy, the taste of rain and mud. I wanna keep feeling it, you, them, everything, all of it – life and the way it felt when it was screaming and laughing and kicking and loving us.
Thursday, March 7, 2012
6pm – Late
March 4 – 24, 2013
The Gallery Next To The Burgundy Room
1621 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Jordan Sullivan’s Sometime, Somewhere will be shown in conjunction with photographer Brian Merriam’s Being Alone Is All The Hills Can Do
The Gallery next to The Burgundy Room is a space curated by LA/NYC based photographer Alexis Gross,
showcasing the emerging photographers, artists, and zine makers that inspire her and her work.
OPEN REGULARLY TUESDAY – SATURDAY 9 P.M. TIL LATE
SUBMIT YOUR BOOKS/ZINES TO BE SOLD IN THE GALLERY – SUBMIT@ALEXISGROSS.COM