Jack Goldstein «Untitled» 1983-87.
« The pleasure of the beauty of the image is countered by the un-pleasure of its elusiveness. The catastrophic instant in the work that signaled the fragmented subject becomes transfromed again into an attenuation of desire; the eclipse is the silent echo of a pure resonating note of desire perpetually deferred, death held in an indeterminate future. In the disembodied incandenscence of the image is a desire that desires no object but itself.» ~ Jean Fisher.
«The orgasmic effusions of light, the hole inflamed by a solar fire, are images of an eroticism withut the body, whose dismissal of the subject is both sacred and profane, sacred because it is uncontaminated by the false icons of the the other that lure us into the narcissistic dreams of omnipotence; profane because it marks the place of a divine absence, revealing the limits of what the self can know of itself, the impotence of desire that knows its object only at the instant of the self's dissolution in death.» ~ Jean Fisher.