Concerning Matter

In Concerning Matter, materialism is the primary approach for artists who refuse to operate solely in a conceptual sphere. Matter-based signifiers emerge through the works on view to tease and provoke consciousness. Keenly honed sensorial experiences become the proving ground for social, physical, and intellectual forays. Through the manipulation of organic and inorganic forms, issues of mortality, mourning, memory, bodily preoccupation and spatial interaction are investigated.

Situated within this context, matter itself becomes vital. Crucial, not because of the ways it can be commodified, but because the materials at hand, flour and resin, shattered glass and mud, LED panels and aluminum, become vehicles for profound exploration. Not disheartened by the pervasiveness of the physical, the artists in Concerning Matter are invigorated by what we have in front of us—what we can hold in our hands and explore with our senses. New forms emerge out of matter–matter conceived as enfolding creative potential. Art yet unmade.

Featuring:
Anita Giraldo
Magdalena Dukiewicz
Elaine Su-Hui
Alyssa Dennis
Jonah Emerson-Bell
Sam Spiczka
Magdalena Firlag
Philip Goetz
Taxiplasm
Ryan Burns
Allison Maletz
J McDonald
Traci Horgen
Megan Hays

 

 

Curated by Courtney Jordan.


Concerning Matter

June 13–22, 2014
Opening reception June 13, 7–11pm

Public viewings:
Fridays, June 13th and 20th, 7pm–Midnight
Saturdays, June 14th and 21st, 5pm–Midnight
Sunday, June 15th, Noon–5pm

Private viewings by appointment: gowanusballroom@gmail.com.

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