The Gowanus Studio Space Presents: YOUR THIRD EYE IS A DICTATOR!
SEPTEMBER 24TH – OCTOBER 16TH
An exhibition accompanied with performances, music and curiosities through September and October 2010.
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, September 24th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
in conjunction with the Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour (AGAST)
Saturday, October 2nd
performances and music all day and into the night
October 1st, 8th and 15th
music, readings and performances TBA
Saturday, October 16th
from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Gowanus Studio Space 166 7th Street Brooklyn New York 11215 F or G to Smith/9th Streets or F or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street contact Ben Cohen, Director 347 351 5753
Joe Becker Shannon Finley Evie Falci Andrew McNay David Guinn Michelle Rosenberg Christopher Davison Eva Lewitt C. Finley Dylan Gauthier Kendra Sullivan Tamar Mogendorff Eugenia Chun Tarikh Korula Stephan von Muehlen Haley Hughes Dan Wooldridge Josh Dorman Muir Hughes Maiza Hixson Jessica Findley Jane Cramer Maya Suess Tianna Kennedy
Curated by Haley Hughes and Stephan von Muehlen
Where do the lines of aesthetic identity and social complexity meet? How do we choose to create and also present our perspective in the world of art? As an artist frames their work with a particular concept or physical perspective, they gain the power to more specifically usher the viewer into the fold of their ideas. If we approach this from an ontological perspective, drawing on the words of Joseph Campbell, our power is dependent on our vision reaching a point of total balance, our mind following the sight of our third eye, “from which the universe can be perfectly regarded, the still-standing point of disengagement around which all things turn.”
The artists in this show are connected by a sharp use of color, geometry and psychic suggestion. Fractal worlds burst open into colorful landscapes and mounds of referential figuration. Maximal allegories of battles fought, won and lost are re-imagined into peaceful societies of thought and of flame. The playthings of childhood morph into monsters who shout with full mouths at the hypocrisy of time.
Your Third Eye is a Dictator brings together a group of artists working in diverse media to present a body of work that both defines and defies the character of the third eye.