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The Seventh Side of the Die

Alona Kagan Gallery
540 West 29th Street, 212-560-0670
March 8 - April 29, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6 - 8 PM
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Artists include: Colleen Asper, Hans Bellmer, Andre Breton, Alejandro Cardenas, Douglas Coupland, Jen DeNike, Marcel Duchamp, David Guinan, David Herbert, Timothy Hull, Jill Magid, Cheri Nevers, Jacob Rhodes, Mariah Robertson, Loul Samatar, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol

With the recent scandals in the literary world of writers faking their memoirs and even identities-to the point where we are not sure they ever existed- the concept of spinning stories has gone to a new level. From reality TV shows, talk shows and over-hyped media, the public is left in a daze of what is true or not. This exhibition is a proliferation in the construction and deconstruction of the overarching concepts of reality. The artists in this show, from established to emerging talent, are tweaking and toying with their identities as a way to arrive at truth. The show emulates the Surrealist tradition of inventiveness and absurdity as well as its example of establishing creative relationships between writers and artists.

As a supplement to the exhibition, a complimentary editioned newspaper, The Seventh Side of the Die, will be published. This will serve as a medium where artists and writers will collaborate and carry on a dialogue through text and images. One hundred Newspapers will have an insert of an original drawing by an artist, which will be available for sale.

The gallery will host performances every Saturday during the length of the exhibition. The special events include: poetry & fiction readings, lectures, musical performances, and talks.

Newspaper Contributors: John Ashbery, Colleen Asper, John Bianchi, Michael Bilsborough, Marin Buschel, Bushwick Farms, Alejandro Cardenas, Michael Cataldi, Douglas Coupland & Chuck Palahniuk, Rebecca Chamberlain, Jarrod Anderson & Dennis Cooper, Ann Craven, Eli Dansky, Jen DeNike, Carlton DeWoody, Anna Dunn, Marcella Durand, Mike Egan, Mike Guy, Aisling Hamrogue, Elizabeth Huey, Timothy Hull, Lisa Kirk, JT LeRoy, Susan Lipper, Ernest Loesser, Joerg Lohsel, Jill Magid, Justin McAllister, Peter Milne, Ted Mineo, Albert Mobilio, Laura Mullen, Cheri Nevers, David Adamo & Michael Portnoy, Archie Rand, Lee Roberts, Cordy Ryman, Justin Samson, Eliza Newman Saul, Jessica Slaven, Nick Stillman, Cole Swensen, Megan Whitmarsh, Eric White, Roger White, Ana Wolovick, John Yau

Performances (Saturday Afternoons): Drunk n Sailor, Mike Skinner, Jessica Slaven, Eliza Newman Saul, Snowboots, Bushwick Farms
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