FIELD TRANSITIONS | MEMORY SCREENS
A SOLO EXHIBITION OF NEW VIDEO WORK BY SEAN CAPONE
JULY 22-AUG 22
Opening on Thursday, July 22, 6:30-9:30 PM
Closing Reception: Thursday, August 5, 2010, 6:30-9:30 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12-6 PM
Directions: F train to York Street, A/C train to High Street, B62 bus to York and Gold Streets
Dumbo Arts Center (DAC)
30 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Field Transitions | Memory Screens, an installation of new video works by Sean Capone, will be on view at the Dumbo Arts Center from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, August 8, 2010. Sean Capone received attention for his large-scale, atmospheric video projections of computer-animated florals, seen most recently in the Archway tunnel beneath the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, and in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art during the Armory Fair opening gala. This show will be Sean's first solo gallery exhibition in New York.
The installation will include new videos that expand upon the pattern-and-decoration themes of previous works, while considering the surface effects of the video projection within the gallery space itself. The 'special effects' of media and cinema are explored as a shifting field of illusions, codes, and sensational desires; but, rather than appropriating or sampling, the artist creates his own high-tech visual grammar based on our shared experience of this media language. The title of the work is inspired by Freud's notion of the "screen memory", a form of remembrance that depends upon substitution and fantasy, displacements and false representations.
Sean Capone is from Rochester NY, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has lived and worked in New York City since 2004. His studio The Supernature was established in 2007 to explore aesthetic applications of the moving image in online and physical environments.
Dumbo Arts Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public registered charity, supported in part, by public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. This organization receives additional funding from The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Dedalus Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and The Cowles Charitable Trust. DAC would also like to gratefully acknowledge the Walentas Family and Two Trees Management Co. LLC for their generous donation of gallery and office space. Special thanks to Marvin J. Tumaneng for graphic design.
For more information, please contact Maya Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAC will be participating in the Two Trees sponsored First Thursday gallery walk from 6:30-8:30PM on Thursday, August 5, 2010.