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John Jurayj, Undead

Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street, 212-254-4334
East Village / Lower East Side
June 9 - June 17, 2011
Reception: Thursday, June 9, 7 - 9 PM
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PARTICIPANT INC presents UNDEAD, a solo exhibition consisting of two recent bodies of work by John Jurayj. Untitled (Family Baggage) is a series of sculptures that addresses emotional loss and public anxiety, taking as its starting point luggage that the artist’s parents used when traveling through the Middle East in the 1960s. Cast in black plaster and gunpowder, the process of fabrication leaves flaws suggesting passage and disruption, while the choice of material implies aggressive potential, reflective of current concerns. The accompanying series of paintings, Untitled (Undead), maintains a very simple aim: to restore images of those killed in the Lebanese Civil War into an afterlife of painting.

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