Two Exhibitions — Summer 2016
This Strange Game / January 15th – 31st; 2016
Anomalies deviate from the normal and expected. They betray logical systems, effectively demanding the reassessment of integrity and reason. Anomalies are improbable, destabilizing, and, as such, undeniable. Appearing as revelatory aberrations, altered directions, and expanded contexts, This Strange Game unites 12 artists who assert toward the unanticipated, uncanny, and unannounced.
Their creative practices advance unpredictable outcomes, revealing moments where risk, reward, and peripheral surprise and immediacy manifest as sheer and exposed vitality; their works in painting, drawing, print, and sculpture reveal fresh values and uncover new contagions waiting to break.
Rachel Beach, John Bjerklie, Matt Blackwell, Craig Drennen, Clinton King, Eleanor King, Joel Mellin, Nick Mullins, Caleb Nussear, John O’Connor, Peter Schenck, and Raphael Zollinger.
Curated by Brigitte Mulholland and Michael Woody
VIGILANCE with Peter Kyle Dance Company
November 6th, 7th, 8th, at Triskelion Arts
Peter Kyle Dance (Friday through Sunday) Dancers in Mr. Kyle’s work are often in conversation with objects, treating them with both suspicion and respect. In the new work “Vigilance,” three dancers engage with several elegant, pliable panels by the sculptor Caleb Nussear that create compelling architectural shapes. (Or, in one moment, rest on the arm like a feathered wing.) A percussionist supplies the sonic backdrop of this exploration into “immediacy, frailty, strength and the phenomenon of attention.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 and 8 p.m., Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, 718-389-3473, triskelionarts.org. (Schaefer – NYTimes)
Stream: Chapter 2 (helpless)
August 1st (12-5) and 2nd (11-4) 2015 South Windham, VT
If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk around well wadded with stupidity. George Eliot
(G)eological time is out of scale with our own weathering. Adrian Stokes
For the last one. On Kawara
Stream: Chapter 2 (helpless) addresses our increasingly uneasy relationship with nature. The stream will most likely continue to exist in a future without humans. This exhibition is haunted by a sense of mourning for the loss of us; and it is also a modest gesture that uses art “to insert ourselves into a future “without us” in order to be able to visualize it.”