Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Moving Taste of February

Artist: Jennifer Locke
Gallery: Lisa Dent Gallery

Link to video: "Grapple (takedowns excerpt)"

A write up from her previous show at Queens Nails Annex:
"Jennifer Locke's current body of Video pieces, Wrestling Works, explores the dynamics of dominance and the body, drawing on her decade-long experience as a champion wrestler. Using the body as bait, she carefully constructs artist/model hierarchies...Locke's framed position in these pieces as artist, object, and voyeur attempts to dominate the viewer, but is ultimately subsumed by the true dominant performer, the camera."

Artist: Michael Budny
Gallery: Jack Hanley Gallery

Video: Air

From his profile on Raster:

"Michal Budny creates sophisticated, meticulous, reconstructions of objects and shapes taken from the immediate contemporary environment (postcards, advertisements, mobile phones, CD players etc.). Small, light objects made of cardboard and other kinds of paper, which is often yellowed with age, are strikingly noble and reserved in their nearly abstract form. It seems that we are dealing with timeless models of things, devoid of utility value that become the quintessence of form and time accumulated. In his recent works, Michal tries to cut out and glue together natural phenomena, which do not have a specific physical form, such as voice, rain or fog."

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