Curated by Matthew Lyons
This solo exhibition presents a new body of work by Sean Raspet that continues his exploration of paradox and parody in relationship to late-capitalist image culture. Raspet’s multi-layered, hanging banner pieces use the repetition and rearrangement of images of banal spaces of work and production, leisure and consumption to form an elaborate build-up of signifiers around an arbitrary and ultimately tenuous core. In addition to a new, large-scale banner piece, the exhibition will also include new works in wall-based sculptural works. With a sly, conceptual edge, Raspet’s pieces create a zone in which meaning and signification is short circuited, reflecting our experience of the present moment of non-stop, twenty-four hour cycles of information, images, and media.
This exhibition is made possible with support from Dedalus Foundation Inc., Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.