Artists: Sam Lewitt, Florian Pumhösl, Cheyney Thompson, Moyra Davey & Jason Simon
Venue: Miguel Abreu, New York
Exhibition Title: drunken walks / cliché / corrosion fatigue / ebay
Date: May 2 – June 9, 2013
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Miguel Abreu, New York
The works in this exhibition draw on techniques of reproduction, such as stamping, molding, etching, and photography, in attempts to re-direct their legibility as means of relating signs to their material substructure. These resources are thrown into relief in a process of isolating their mediating function, roughening conventions of communication and allowing organizational logics of production to appear as they break down.
Sometimes this looks like:
The wanderings of inebriated actors: concrete excursions through randomly made decisions. A hardened algorithm models pollen on water.
Drunk-walking down Wall Street:
Cement, tin, copper, metastasizing on the price index.
Sedimentations of an abstract vocabulary: precisely scaled plaster tablets rubber-stamped with cliché. Needle and thread extracted from an infinite textile surface.
“Cliché dissolves the gesture that patiently managed to trace out an identity of relations into a relation of resemblance … softening the technical nature of the operation and its ‘cold’ exteriority by a warm confusion.” (Gilles Chatelet)
Corroding lines of communication: flexible etchings of stressed-out circuits.Oxidizing control panel conduits pulled from hand to eye interfacing.
An acid bitten surface suspends a weathered syllabary:
Haruspex divines the voice-off of lines executed but not read.
The deadpan affect of transactional pictures:
Snapshots in the style of items on Ebay. A casual isolation of coarse objectivity.
Photos in the style of interpellation:
The look of monetization. Grids of un-gilded revenue kept under the bed.