“Learning to love you more” at the Journal Gallery

October 9th, 2007

Assignment #9: Draw a constellation from someone’s freckles.

Assignment #18: Re-create a poster you had as a teenager.

Assignment #58: Record the sound that’s keeping you awake.

These are just some of the 65 assignments that artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July put up on their website learningtoloveyoumore.com.

Corresponding to the launch of their book of the same name recently published by Prestel, the exhibition being held at the journal Gallery’s new Williamsburg space showcases some of the original art submitted to Fletcher and July’s site, from hand-made crate paper banners and cardboard drum kits to original photographs and drawings. Poetic, reflective, joyous and tender, the exhibition offers a glimpse at just a handful of the personal moments submitted to Fletcher and July’s multimedia project.

Founded in 2002, learningtoloveyoumore.com offers a series of tasks that visitors to the site are invited to complete. After receiving the instructions on how to follow through with the given missions, visitors are asked to report their responses with an appropriate proof of documentation (photograph, text, video or sound recording) that they then post to the site. Over the past 5 years, over 5,000 reports have been posted.

The exhibition, which was previously featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, will be up at the journal Gallery until October 26th. –Naomi Nevitt

“Learning To Love You More”
Curated by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher
the journal Gallery
168 North 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11211