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Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St

Exhibition Detail
Night Curtain
36 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002

September 16th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
September 16th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
, Rey AkdoganRey Akdogan
© Courtesy of the artist & Miguel Abreu Gallery
east village/lower east side
Wed-Sun 10:30-6:30 and by appointment

Miguel Abreu Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Sunday, September 16th, of night curtain, Rey Akdogan’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.
One of the particularities of the show is that it will be open to the public in the evening and night only, from dusk to midnight, Wednesday through Sunday. Within these late and dark hours of operation, Akdogan’s work will repurpose and sharpen lighting conditions, both those from the gallery’s varied existing scheme and those immediately received from the street. But the unquestioned norms and fleeting memory of other environments, ranging from industrial warehouses, aircraft hangars, factories, supermarkets, and perhaps even movie theatres, will also resonate in the space somewhat ambiguously. An initially hidden, tweaked, oversized industrial ceiling fan producing shadow effects; ambertoned translucent PVC strips bisecting parts of the space; a discrete step light positioned near an electrical outlet, along with projected slides made of theater lighting gels and a leftover piece of kiwi bag packaging, will all contribute to building the oblique, heightened atmospheric charge that, in the end, can be called the show.

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