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Andrew Edlin Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Scott Hug
134 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

December 10th, 2009 - January 16th, 2010
December 10th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tue-Sat 11-6

Out of Order

Curated by Scott Hug

December 10, 2009 - January 16, 2010

Opening reception: Thursday, December 10, 6-8pm

Andrew Edlin Gallery

134 Tenth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

Telephone: 212-206-9723

Fax: 212-206-9639

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present Out of Order, a group show organized by artist Scott Hug, founder of K48 Magazine. Dealing with themes of disarrangement, mysticism and internal logic the exhibit features works by a diverse group of 33 contemporary artists.

If order comes out of chaos, what comes out of order? Sometimes the most direct way to proceed in a world that seems to be falling apart is to just go on your gut instincts - picking up the pieces here and there. The artists selected for OoO take a similar approach: a subversion of order, chance, sometimes brute, never posturing or overtly academic.

Brian Belott mines thrift stores for discarded junk - children’s books, found photos, etc - cuts them up and collages them creating violent acts of beautiful chaos. Amy Yao’s simple geometric configurations of stained wooden dowel rods with dyed human hair conjure up Native American healers. Ryan Trecartin constructs complex layered narratives in his digitally absurd film, Tommy Chat Just E-mailed Me, exploring our internet narcism, ADD, and growing up on social networking technologies. Tabboo’s six foot painting of Diana Vreeland who’s famous quote, “I always wear my sweater backwards, it’s much more flattering!” is definitely in vogue here. Larissa Bates paints male wrestlers zapped like video games into historical landscape paintings - their erotic embraces seem less environmentally threatening and more in tune with the serenity of Mother Nature.

These artists take a considered look at our world in turmoil and through their unique visions try to reveal certain truths, multifaceted, stretching boundaries while maintaining a sense of surprise and mystery - they are seriously having fun.

- Scott Hug

Order of play

There is also and always

Toward great moved wrinkle disorder

Falling apart at the seams

Gut instincts, an internal logic

In the scope of our PC brains


The world is to us shadow

Strange shutter

Mind blanketed

Subversion of order, chance,

Strands of the hair

Backwards sweater

Shattered sunglasses

Super Collider

Asperger’s syndrome

Smashed self



Precariousness is the new order

Beyond politics

Flower prick

A dismantling of the ego

Naturally pick up the leftovers,

Cut them

The double up, and reassemble

The most uncertain way to proceed

Stamps and cats

Sinking ships, scripted vases

Primal is therapy with repair

Information hungry, chopped, twisted

And sometimes dysfunctional

Surfing on the clashing waves of confusion


Hackworth Ashley

Hrafnhildur Arnardottir

Larissa Bates

Brian Belott


Paul Brainard

Matt Bua

Jeff Davis

Lucky DeBellevue

Jake Ewert

Ry Fyan

Amy Gartrell

Andrew Guenther

Jonathan Hartshorn

Nancy de Holl

Shaun Kessler

Anne Koch

Scooter Laforge

Justin Lieberman

Ryan Lucero

Michael Mahalchick

Keith Mayerson

Billy Miller

Annie Pearlman

Asher Penn

Tyson Reeder

Jacob Robichaux

Society for the Advancement of Inflammatory Consciousness

David Benjamin Sherry

Ryan Trecartin


Jan Wandrag

Amy Yao

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