^ Late Summer Blues ^
Storefront (16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to announce the next installment of its ambitious summer three week exhibition schedule featuring guest curator Sara Reisman and Ian Daniel titled ^ Late Summer Blues ^. The exhibition brings together the work of Salvatore Arancio, Anthony Goicolea, Pablo Helguera, Mary Mattingly, Francesco Simeti, and Letha Wilson. The exhibition opens with a reception, Friday, July 22, 6-9PM and will be on view July 22 through August 7. For more information contact Jason Andrew, 646-361-8512 or visit www.storefrontbk.com
Late Summer Blues is an exhibition of collage-based works in video, photography, and sculpture that reflects on our collective impulse to reconfigure and manipulate the landscape - both urban and rural - as a means of escape from the compression of summer in the city. Coupled with the desire to find respite from the concrete hardscapes that permeate our vision and movement, Late Summer Blues also suggests an imminent inversion of desire. As the middle of summer passes, a premature sense of nostalgia for the end of summer as an end of freedom comes into focus. How do we spend the last days of summer?
Each of the artists in the exhibition - Salvatore Arancio, Anthony Goicolea, Pablo Helguera, Mary Mattingly, Francesco Simeti, and Letha Wilson - offer us with views of summer that involve conceptual and formal manipulations as a means of re-orienting the viewer's understanding of place, time, and the atmosphere we occupy.