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Common Denominator

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Speakandspell
Untitled (Speak and Spell), 2007 Pencil on Graph Paper 18" X 22"
Common Denominator
Curated by: Joyce Manalo

156 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
November 13th, 2008 - December 10th, 2008
Opening: November 13th, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.abcnorio.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
abc@abcnorio.org
PHONE:  
212-254-3697
OPEN HOURS:  
Sundays 2:00 - 5:00pm Wed & Thrs 4:00 -7:00pm
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

"Common Denominator" is a group show that examines society's symbiotic relationships with machines.  Three artists subversively eschew traditional ways of making art by inventing devices that exemplify duality as medium and process.  Their works present a profound use of a machine’s intended use by expanding upon its repetition and predetermined mechanisms. This modus operandi of experimenting and altering linear form, monochromatic color and 1 bit sound provides autonomy that is traceable to discerning compositions.

Between 1977-1978, Anton Perich designed a device that goes beyond its product of highly expressive yet linear paintings in that it perpetually challenges his philosophy as an artist and as a machine.  Tristan Perich’s drawings capture the gray area that represents the paradox of systemizing randomness.  Peter Edward’s schematics offer a skeletal perspective of resurrected objects.  The groupings of two-dimensional works by each artist are accompanied with an audio component to act as a bridge over the void between the executed works and the machine.

Featured Above: Tristan Perich, Untitled Triangle, 2007, ink on paper, 44" x 66".