No Longer Showing.
As we race toward a horizon – on which a climate eclipse, a fully automated future, and identity null point appear to lie – will we find that horizon to be round and ever-receding, like the ever-receding satisfaction of a Netflix Binge, or that it is in fact a sharp corner, around which we’ll enter another plane of existence? The viewer of Lex Brown’s exhibition triggers their own participation in this cyclical landscape of language and geometry. Through an installation of motion-sensor video, large-scale drawing, and performance, Brown’s cast of characters draw us into an evolving, self-contained narrative circuit, presenting each of us with slips in reality that we’ve already begun to build into our everyday. Curated by Lumi Tan.
January 18 –February 23
Opening reception: January 17, 6–8pm
Performances: February 21–22, 6:30pm. FREE with RSVP
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11–6pm
Please note that the gallery will close at 3pm on February 21 and 2pm on February 22.
Lex Brown: Animal Static is made possible with commissioning support from Marta Heflin Foundation; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, and The Cowles Charitable Trust; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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