Brooklyn, NY - Curated by Risa Shoup, Art & Lies features a diverse collection of work focusing on issues that have figured prominently in her life: gender, environment, time, alienation and isolation.
An Opening Party for Art & Lies will take place on Friday, April 1 from 6PM to 9PM at the Invisible Dog Art Center and the exhibition will be on view from April 1 through April 14, 2011.
The group show features installations, photography, sculpture, video, and collage by six artists: Ryan Frank, R. Justin Stewart, Danielle Durchslag, Samantha Vernon, Morgan Levy, and Kerry Downey.
“Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring”, an installation by Ryan Frank, portrays a series of figurative sculptures representing one woman’s struggle with how to present her gender and her transformation from femme to butch. Presented in its NYC debut, is R. Justin Stewart’s “2AM to 2PM”, a 3-D sculptural map of the Minneapolis Bus System. Collages by Danielle Durchslag and photographs by Morgan Levy will be the only 2-D, wall-mounted work in the show. Durchslag’s portraits of infants collaged from different types of paper depict distress in childhood, while Levy’s large-format composite photographs portray the isolation of the wilderness in Iceland. Kerry Downey’s videos address alienation with dark wit, and Samantha Vernon’s work recalls the disparate influences of Kara Walker and Edward Gorey to create a truly haunting environmental installation about violence, race and psychic trauma.
An Artist Talkback will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10. Two Film Nights, “Here and There” and “Do Me” will feature new video work about the politics of place and gender respectively on Wednesday, April 6 from 7PM-9PM and Wednesday, April 13 from 7PM-9PM. Additionally, an event to celebrate Jacob Krupnick’s feature-length music video for Girl Talk’s newest album, “Girl Walk // All Day” will be presented at the gallery during the exhibition. Date to be announced.