The Vault (January - March, 2016)
January 29 - March 25, 2016
Curated by Jessica Langley
Opening reception: Friday, January 29, 2016 6-9 pm
On view at SPACES: January 29 - March 25, 2016
g00g13 34r+h, is a collection of video works with intersecting subject matter: space and terrain. Engaging a variety of perspectives from the microscopic, to the outsider, to the omniscient, these works engage in this dynamic of looking, watching, and examining up close and far out.
These works dismantle hierarchies through varying points of view and new proposals. In one video we see a casual observance of other visitors wandering in a desert. In another is a mysteriously rendered molten asteroid pummeling towards an unspecified location. We see cold presentations dissecting the definition of empty space and the proliferation of a Mondrian as a tool to investigate trans-human utopia. There is a reframing of a horse rider as a geological object.
The title of this collection refers to both the tool and the action required for utilization. The corporation represents ultimate power, in this socio-political age, yet the dichotomy of Google is one that anonymously collects data, yet shares information freely. By framing these works around this ubiquitous mapping mechanism, we provide an analysis to how we see. Within this collection is a questioning of the role of the artist and viewer, how we see and create an object, a place, or a landscape.
Participating artists include:
Leah Beeferman (Brooklyn, NY)
Beeferman works with digital drawing, video, and sound. She received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has an upcoming solo show, Strong Force, at Rawson Projects, NY.
Jerstin Crosby (Hampton Bays, NY)
Crosby makes animations, paintings and objects. His works have been shown at the Parrish Museum, The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Brooklyn Academy of Music, CAM Raleigh, and Pittsburgh Biennial at Carnegie Mellon University. Also, he is the founder of Acid Rain, a new media distribution organization for artists.
Julie Grosche (Richmond, VA/New York, NY)
Grosche was born in Burgundy, France and is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Dijon, France. Her work has appeared internationally, and she is the co-founder of PMgalerie in Berlin, ASMBLY a roaming talk series and the upcoming French/English magazine bank.
Ad Minoliti (Buenos Aires, AR)
Minoliti is a multidisciplinary artist and earned a BFA at the National Academy of Fine Arts Pueyrredon. She has received grants and awards from different countries and her work was exhibited in USA, Latin America and Europe.
Leslie Thornton (Providence, RI)
Thornton is a long-standing Professor of Media at Brown University, and a visiting teaching fellow at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Thornton has received many awards, and her work has been seen worldwide at Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Biennial, the Tate Modern, Shanghai MoCA, and New York Film Festivals.