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20120828203443-_ GEOslant with Daniel Feinberg: Life on Mars in Miami  
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Liz Deschenes, Brock Enright, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Gendel, Brion Gysin, Corinne Jones, Jon Kessler, Nicolas Lobo, RORY PARKS, Chad Scoville, Patrick Walsh at Gallery Diet July 19th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Posted 8/31/12

Dreaming of life on Mars in Miami, I consider the effects it might have on American painting. Black Gods from Outer Space affect the inner space of a few artists I am friendly with in New York, yet the psychotropic rove that is Dade County presents a cosmic cathexis in its formidable design district. Gallery Diet contains and expands upon a mutual investment of a community inquiry into the movement from observation to perception. From the false stasis and sway of a palm-treed reality to the e... [more]

20111106215709-6da62eafe03704f04ac6c32104e13f787f319b8607ca4063e35bcbc996a068de5g Exercise Becomes Ritual   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jon Kessler, Mika Rottenberg at Nicole Klagsbrun November 4th, 2011 - November 19th, 2011
Posted 11/6/11

Each crowd that enters the video installation performance piece occupying Nicole Klagsbrun Projects space reacts in different ways. As they walk through the door, past the front windows of the ground floor space, and into the pseudo-laboratory that makes up the collaborative work by Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler, a number of reactions occur. Some people sit, anxiously anticipating a performance in the traditional sense, prepared to stay seated on the skinny wooden benches for the thirty-seven minu... [more]

Kessler2 The Circus Has Come To Town   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jon Kessler at Deitch Projects - Grand St. March 7th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 3/22/09

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is not the only circus in town this March. New York native, John Kessler, premieres his three-ring act at Deitch Projects under a very different big top that trades the bright colors in for a drab military issued tent. There are no clowns, but rather G.I. Joe-like figures being dragged, beating, tortured, mutilated, and other various acts much more disturbing than grown men wearing red ball noses. But that’s only the beginning. Kessler’s Circus is less... [more]

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