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2017 Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
April 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our Spring 2017 Exhibitions:
En Masse: Books Orchestrated
Brian Taylor: Room Full of Ideas
2016 Workspace Artists-In-Residence
APRIL 21 st, 2017, 6-8 pm
Books, foremost agents of intellectual and visual stimuli, pose as objects of desire and forms of aesthetic due to their psychical precision that stems from their geometric formations and mysterious potential. When loosely arranged together through a conceptual or aesthetic vision–whether piled or adjoined– books adopt further narratives distinct in their structure, yet still original in their intellectual content. En Masse: Books Orchestrated, organized by Osman Can Yerebakan, contemplates various possibilities on intellectual thinking and collective culture, bringing together various artists that utilize book arrangement in their practice, while suggesting an alternative perspective on analyzing and interpreting materials beyond their physicality and content.
Complex and profound in their pristine forms, books endure as agents of both subjective specification and individualistic expression. Embedded with certain connotations, each book transfers an aura via its outer case. Authors, titles or artwork covering their layers convey the content of a book, while dictating assumptions on its subject matter. The exhibition aims to investigate cultural, historical, and emotional attributions on books as phenomenons while analyzing the dialogue between every individual edition with one another and their audience.
The artists include Louis Zoellar Bickett, Jordan Buschur, Özgür Demirci, Donald Daedalus, Leor Grady, Katarina Jerinic, Nina Katchadourian, j.c. lenochan, Liz Linden, Michael Mandiberg, Emilio Chapela, Ward Shelley & Douglas Paulson, Phil Shaw, and Julia Weist.
Brian Taylor creates photographically illustrated books springing from his fascination with the book format and a love of texture in art. His imagery is inspired by the surreal and poetic moments of living in our fast-paced, modern world. Brian is fascinated by how daily life in the 21st Century presents us with incredible experiences in such regularity that we no longer differentiate between what is natural and what is colored with implausibility, humor, and irony.
Five New York-based artists, Christine Wong Yap, Cui Fei, Case Jernigan, Nobutaka Aozaki, and Xinran Yuan, will exhibit new art created at the Center during their year-long residency in 2016. During their time at the Center, they received financial and materials support, instruction, space, and equipment to create this new work.