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NURTUREart Gallery

Exhibition Detail
RE-TELLING
Curated by: Melissa Levin
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn , NY 11206


November 11th, 2011 - December 16th, 2011
Opening: 
November 11th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Busts (James & Rocio), Elia AlbaElia Alba, Busts (James & Rocio),
2009, Photo transfer on fabric, acrylic, thread, metal armature, life size
© Courtesy of the artist & NurtureArt
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It might be that re-telling is implicit in art-making. There are some cases, however, in which it is revelatory. The four artists included in this exhibition conflate telling and re-telling – of histories, figures, cities, and relationships – visually destabilizing notions that we are led to believe are concrete. In many cases re-telling is a discreet revision of a history, a landscape, a narrative, a body; often a response to the initial telling being a gross glorification and romanticization. Most importantly re-telling can expose truths and lies, leaving fiction in its wake. Ultimately, these re-tellings lead to a questioning and a deeper understanding of the thing they set out to describe or investigate, closing-shut or tearing open the issue, or the story, at hand.


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