Videorover: Season 8

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still from Gallerie Effacement, 2014 Hd Digital Video Trt 7 Min © Courtesy of the artist & The NURTUREart Gallery
Videorover: Season 8
Curated by: Rachel Steinberg

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn , NY 11206
June 13th, 2014 - November 21st, 2014
Opening: June 13th, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thurs through Mon, 12-6pm


NURTUREart is pleased to present Videorover: Season 8, curated by Rachel Steinberg and featuring works by artists Dave Greber, Victoria Keddie, Derek Larson, Brendan Lee, Beatriz Meseguer, Sofia Quirno, Alona Rodeh, Adam Douglas Thompson and Raul Valverde. Videorover, NURTUREart’s dedicated video program, aims at becoming an ever-expanding forum for emerging and underrepresented artists working in video.

This season’s video works explore the idea of video as installation, highlighting the immersive potential that time based media hold. Through audio and visual tools and using the body as a reference point, this exhibition aims to interrupt our exteroceptive senses. For three weeks in June, Videorover: Season 8 will take over NURTUREart’s main gallery space; opening in shifts for a series of three consecutive installations. Each installation will feature three of the selected artists, to allow for the works to expand in the space, while still in dialogue with the larger group of works.

The first selection, opening on June 13 includes works by Victoria Keddie, Brendan Lee, and Adam Douglas Thompson. Through dissection, reconfiguration and layering, their works harness the resonant fields of energy in the spaces they represent. This first selection tends to derail our intuitions, shifting between analog and digital tools, architectural models, or layered renderings. The transmission of physical and imagined/perceived space within these works is not what it originally seems, inviting a deeper look.

On June 20, the second selection will open, featuring artists Beatriz Meseguer, Alona Rodeh, and Raul Valverde, whose works are centered on conditions of light and absence as a common ground. Architectural in nature, the focus of this group turns to the empty gallery space, where small interventions create chaos in the truancy of human interference. Here, the unnoticed subtleties of a gallery become the center of our attention. The resulting calm is enveloping, shifting our perspective to the architectural.

Opening on June 27, the third and final installation involves artists Dave Greber, Derek Larson, and Sofia Quirno. Relating again to the idea of reconfiguration, this time through humor, these works transform the gallery into an almost unrelatable space. Deeply rooted in the uncanny, these works borrow from the sensibilities of painterly abstraction to create a space of overwhelming stimulus. Confronting us with a cocktail of comic absurdity and mundane but somehow chaotic repetition, we are presented with the more vibrant potential of video.

After the series of installations in the main gallery space, the videos will move to the Videorover Project Space, where they will be on display in a rotation of one video per day for the duration of the season.

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