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Sean Slemon: The Sun Stands Still

Magnan Metz Gallery
521 West 26th Street, 212-244-2344
December 1, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6 - 8 PM
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Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to announce The Sun Stands Still, an exhibition of new and recent work by the young, South African-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sean Slemon. On view will be a series of life-size sculptures alongside drawings, photographs, and wall-mounted constructions created from natural materials.

The Sun Stands Still envisions a scenario where the sun could be slowed, or stopped entirely, creating shadows that are physically tangible. This thought experiment intends to illustrate resources in the public sphere that are not easily quantified, such as viewing light as a resource and the individual’s proximity to the natural world. Timed to include the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, The Sun Stands Still will address the politics of access to these resources and serve as a thesis for a potential public project to raise attention to these issues among the public at large.
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