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Flip Viola and the Blurs

Triple Candie
500 West 148th Street, just west of Amsterdam Avenue, 212-368-3333
June 30 - August 12, 2007
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This small exhibition consists of three projections, all based on original artworks.

The largest makes use of a Bill Viola video from 1979-81 titled Ancient of Days, which Triple Candie purchased four years ago. It is an early example of the artist’s groundbreaking technical experiments with the medium. Here he almost seamlessly incorporates multiple images within a single frame to explore various notions of time.

The Viola projection is shown upside-down.

The two other projections are from 35mm slides of paintings by Robin Dash and Joan Nelson. The Dash slide was included in a slide submission from the artist to Triple Candie several years ago. The Nelson slide was acquired by Triple Candie from the artist’s gallery in 2001 while Triple Candie was conducting research for an exhibition that never happened.

These two slides are presented out of focus.

The exhibition cost $11.50 to produce. The wood-used to build the screen, slide-projector stands, and wall barriers-and the white paint are from Triple Candie’s storage room. The equipment is either owned by Triple Candie or borrowed. The only purchases were a paintbrush, a roller head, and a spool of galvanized wire.

Misrepresenting an artwork can produce a non-art experience of comparable value.

Also on view:

Project Space: The Matthew Higgs Society Announces the Opening of Its Reading Room at Triple Candie

Call for Information: We are seeking donations of materials or information by or about Matthew Higgs for the Reading Room’s archive. Photos, catalogs, photocopies, videos, audio tapes, all accepted.

Temporary Mural Project: Two Signs (The Lord Jesus is Coming, based on a photography by Margaret Bourke White; and Societe Anonyme)
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