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Swag, Drag, Fit Together

Wallspace Gallery
619 West 27th Street, ground floor, 212-594-9478
September 9 - September 16, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 9, 6 - 8 PM
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Wallspace is pleased to inaugurate the 2010-2011 season with “Swagger, Drag, Fit Together,” a group show featuring work by Jay DeFeo, John Divola, Martha Friedman, Daniel Gordon, Ryan Kitson, Ji?í Kovanda, Kiyoji Otsuji, Adam Putnam, Laura Riboli, Judith Scott, Martin Soto Climent, Erika Vogt, Christopher Williams and Mark Wyse.

The exhibition brings together a diverse group of works dating back to 1949 that explore the body through its absence, abstraction and evocation in everyday objects. Drawing its title from a stop-motion video by Laura Riboli of objects shuffling through space, “Swagger,” features numerous pieces that perform a similarly playful anthropomorphism. Elsewhere, the body is implied through material surrogates and formal residues, as in John Divola’s “Vandalism” photographs from the 1970s of interventions in vacant houses, and in works by Japanese artist Kiyoji Otsuji, a member of the Jikken Kobo/Experimental Workshop in Tokyo during the 1950s.
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