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C. Brock Enright and John Lehr, ifallnowhere and [sic]

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Kate Werble Gallery
83 Vandam Street, 212-352-9700
Soho
March 6 - April 4, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 PM
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Brock Enright continues to provoke uncertainty with IFALLNOWHERE. Constructed out of recognizable symbols of American culture, Enright’s sculptures immerse the viewer in a phantasmological world where a sense of terror is always present. In this show, he explores connections between the familiar and the extreme with a mixture of new work including sculpture, drawings and mixed media. A tower constructed of wooden Nike symbols leans over the entire installation, creating psychedelic corporate violence.

In [sic] John Lehr’s photographs suggest a world in flux, alive yet rendered with stillness and precision. His images of found signage and language in the American landscape are made using traditional photographic techniques but often seem manipulated or unbelievable. In the photograph entitled [sic], a roadside sign melts and its letters are jumbled into a new arrangement that is illegible. [sic] suggests the limitations of language and the crippled role of advertising in the current economy.

Brock Enright currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Maryland Institute College of the Arts in 1998, he received his MFA from Columbia University in 2002. In 2008, Enright held solo exhibitions at MOT in London, COMA gallery in Berlin and White Flag Projects in St. Louis, MO. A film about Enright will premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, TX this March.

Born in Baltimore, MD, John Lehr lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Like Enright, John Lehr is a 1998 graduate of Maryland Institute College of the Arts. Lehr received his MFA from Yale University in 2005. Most recently, he has been included in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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