120 Essex Street, Delancey / Rivington (inside the Essex St. Food Market at the South end of the building), 212-420-9202
East Village / Lower East Side
May 21 - June 25, 2005
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 4 - 6 PM
Featuring: Ian Burns Adam Cvijanovic Gedi Sibony
The artists in Jack approach the relationship between artwork, viewer and narrative in three different ways.
Adam Cvijanovic’s “New City, 2002/2005,” a site-modified wall mural, envelops the viewer and transports him/her into a fictional world. The scale of the work is reiterated by its somewhat imperial imagery: a new development of two-story homes inserted into the landscape.
In Ian Burns’ sculpture, “Passing the Relatives, 2004,” the viewer encounters the object and peers through a window into a kinetic scene of a running horse and telephone pole. Visually engrossed in the scene, the viewer’s body also remains grounded in the gallery.
If Cvijanovic’s work is encompassing, and Burns’ provides a window into a parallel world, Gedi Sibony’s “Untitled, 2005,” a restrained sculpture of found objects leaning against one another, remains squarely in the here-and-now.