Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a group show called Noise Field, Friday, June 10, 2011 - Saturday, July 16, 2011.
Noise Field examines the field of consciousness where language patterns begin to form or where, conversely, they dissolve into nonsense. In this in-between place, language has an unsettling vertigo effect. Dreamlike logic rules and nightmare characters are born.
Noise Field looks at written, spoken and non-verbal languages. Throughout the exhibition, words fall apart and images get caught between old and new media. Technology is cast as a set of questionable tools that produce chaotic excess in combination with incomplete information - a psychologically murky terrain that can produce as much anxiety as the dark space under the bed.
Two sculptures by Martin Murphy reproduce a recently discovered ancient language that nobody can read; no Rosetta stone exists and the meanings of the words are, for the moment, lost. A third piece by Murphy looks at the opposite end of the historical spectrum - advertising messages. Local artist Odalis Valdivieso exploits the gap between digital and darkroom photography in her 3.2011 series. Within her images, the mind attempts, and inevitably fails, to find a point of orientation. London-based Sam Winston physically cuts apart the printed words of a story to reveal the language structure that supports it. The exhibition is rounded out by video-based work from Antonia Wright and an installation by Raphael Lyon.
As part of Noise Field, Brooklyn-based artist Kylin O'Brien will also bring her ongoing Monster Project to Miami. Over the course of three years, she has been working with children to visualize monsters and guardians - forms that are constructed from the unknown. O'Brien enlarges their drawings into enormous murals, placing them within the urban environment. In conjunction with Noise Field, she will be working with local kids in Little Haiti and Coconut Grove to produce a drawing for Dorsch Gallery's exterior wall.
About the curator: Annie Hollingsworth is a Miami-based writer and performer focused on dance, visual art, and the space between them. After graduating from Brown University with a BA in Visual Art, she relocated to New York where she produced exhibitions, large-scale public artworks and texts for internationally renowned artists and venues. In 2007 she relocated to Miami. She worked with Dorsch Gallery for two years before becoming a full-time writer. Noise Field is her first curatorial collaboration with the gallery.