Abigail Simon, New York New York, Las Vegas Strip, 2008. Courtesy of the artist .
At the same moment that Photography itself has been declared “dead” and “dying”, its dismembered and dematerialized corpse is mysteriously reappearing in the central nervous system, the structural body and the re-animating spirit of other practices —painting, sculpture, architecture, installation. In PERSISTENCE OF VISION, curated and organized by Abigail Simon, three distinct emergent threads in the discourse take shape and questions about the “death” of photography are displaced by meditations on its evolution.
On Thursday July 29, from 6pm to 9pm, the gallery will host a reception for SPECULATIVE TOPOGRAPHIES. The artists in this show, MOLLY DILWORTH, BETTINA JOHAE, BEN GANCSOS, ABIGAIL SIMON, MARINA ZURKOW, and WORK PROGRESS COLLECTIVE make work that is engaged with looking at the relationship between the surfaces of the world, the descriptive methodologies used to map it, and the political/economic and social realities they mask, enable, challenge and enforce.
PERSISTENCE OF VISION Part II: SPECULATIVE TOPOGROPHIES BADCAT mobile 1 July 20-August 14
223 West 10th storefront
gallery hours: daily 11-6