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Hunch and Flail

Artists Space
38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor, 212-226-3970
June 21 - July 29, 2005
Reception: Tuesday, June 21, 6 - 8 PM
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Featuring: Phyllis Baldino Jackie Gendel Karl Haendel Hilary Harnischfeger Olav Christopher Jenssen Pam Lins Lisi Raskin Greg Smith Michael Smith A.L. Steiner Garth Weiser Wallace Whitney

Curated by Amy Sillman.

Hunch: an intuition, an internal sense of knowing something. Flail: to thrash about awkwardly on the verge of imbalance.

Hunch & Flail is about proceeding from a gut feeling. This show brings together the work of 12 artists who embrace process in arriving at form. Some works in the exhibition are driven by chance, some by unstable construction. Some works are rebuses; some are streams of consciousness. Some works follow a set of rules but traverse the ridiculous. Some works in the show are fraught with psychological slippage from the get-go as they are built upon issues of memory or desire.
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