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Cauleen Smith: REMOTE VIEWING

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, 212-255-5793
Chelsea
January 7 - March 5, 2011
Reception: Friday, January 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Cauleen Smith: REMOTE VIEWING

Curated by Rashida Bumbray

Special Screening curated by Cauleen Smith on Monday, February 28, 7pm FREE

California-based filmmaker, screenwriter, and video installation artist, Cauleen Smith is best known for Afro-futurist cinematic works that weave intimate narratives of love, yearning, and the dream-world with known histories, imagined landscapes, and cultural symbolism to activate collective memory. For her first New York solo exhibition, Smith presents three new distinct but interrelated video works that draw from abstracted historical narratives of absence, loss, displacement, burial, and excavation—not only exposing that which has disappeared, but also investigating the gestures and traumas associated with the violence of erasure. Smith’s new works triangulate these re-enactments with iconic site-specific land art practices of the seventies to reveal nuances of contemporary shifts in the displacement of people and of the natural landscape.

Exhibition Hours: Tues-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11-6pm FREE

REMOTE VIEWING is a project of Creative Capital. This exhibition is made possible with support from Dedalus Foundation Inc., 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.

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