GINA BEAVERS TALIA CHETRIT MIKE CLOUD TOM COSTA JACOB FEIGE JJ GARFINKEL JOSEPHINE HALVORSON SAIRA MCLAREN JOHN J. O’CONNOR DANIELLE TEGEDER aka ARNE ARNEBORG LETHA WILSON
ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of “The Death of Affect” curated by Fran Holstrom and Jeffrey Scott Mathews. This is the ninth in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition runs through Friday, October 28th. Open hours are Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6pm and by appointment.
The exhibition title, “The Death of Affect” stems from JG Ballard’s fictional writing, specifically his short story The Overloaded Man. In the story, the central protagonist is disaffected with everyday reality so he begins to disassociate meaning from objects in a meditative exercise, effectively abstracting the world around him. As the protagonist slips further and further into a world of floating shapes, he becomes alienated by the forms of the straight world. Central to this exhibition is work that exemplifies the complexity of solipsism and deterritorialization in contemporary visual practice. Each of the artists included share a conceptual rigor in exploring the spaces between abstraction and representation.
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Please note: The final exhibition in the ART BLOG ART BLOG series is a one night only solo show titled, “Here’s Bro Bro!” by Martin Bromirski. This event also serves as a closing reception for the ABAB project: Saturday, October 29th from 6 – 9pm at 526 West 26th St., 11th floor, NYC.
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