Curated by Summer Guthery and Lumi Tan
June 23rd - July 29th 2007
Opening June 23rd 8-11pm
Performances by Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios 9:30pm / Nic Xedro and
Jeremy Eilers 10:30pm
Fire Proof: Temporary Storage
Ingraham St. Brooklyn (Bushwick), NY 11237-1405, US
L to Morgan. Exit front of train to Harrison Place. Left on Knickerbocker.
Right on Ingraham.
Gallery Hours - Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm
Tauba Auerbach - Ronnie Bass and Jeremy Eilers -
Colby Bird - Rutherford Chang - Brian Clifton
Joy Drury Cox - Xylor Jane - Fawn
Krieger - Zach Layton - Jeffrey Lopez -
John J. O'Connor Douglas Paulson - Sean Raspet
- Roy Stanfield
This show revolves around a group of artists who obscure logic and reinvent
traditional systems to create new ways of distilling information to
their viewers. Taking the most complex route to acheive the utmost clarity,
these artists represent a growing restlessness with the automated information
that one processes in their everyday.
Rather than create alternate realities, these artists work firmly within
the world that surrounds us, using familiar visual culture and shared
knowledge to introduce distinctive and individualized rereadings of
sources and references that usually go unchallenged.
Newspapers, maps, the written language, advertising, and the constructed,
physical space we inhabit are all means of popular communication; these
artists take these conventions and introduce the viewer to a slightly
shifted reality where everything makes just as much sense as before-
but how we got there remains definitively unknown.