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Timothy Berg & Rebekah Myers

Dean Project
45-43 21st Street, 718-706-1462
Long Island City
November 6 - December 6, 2008
Reception: Friday, November 7, 6 - 8 PM
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DEAN PROJECT is delighted to present, All Good Things… the first New York solo exhibition and collaborative project by Timothy Berg & Rebekah Myers.

Things disappear. Sometimes things disappear as the result of an accident. Sometimes neglect causes things to disappear. Sometimes things are intentionally made to disappear. One’s understanding of disappearance is the result of a specific perspective. In reality most things do not disappear they simply transform. When they are transformed beyond recognition they are said to have disappeared.

The above artist’s statement was the springboard for the works in this exhibition, which comprises four parts:

Part 1: “Between a rock” consists of five 3-foot tall bright red ceramic brontosaurus atop custom wooden pedestals painted to simulate a stylized cliff-like outcropping. The dinosaurs are situated under a styrofoam replica of a large meteorite hanging from the ceiling.

Part 2:“Eat your heart out” is a four piece work which includes three fiberglass ice cream cookie sandwiches and a vinyl wrapper in various states of consumption; starting with the whole sandwich, a single bite, half eaten and ending with the empty wrapper.

Part 3:“Bone of contention” consists of sixty-four gold lustered T-rex bones in a custom built walnut chest. Two of the drawers each hold an arrangement of half of the gold bones required to assemble the 1/56 scale model T-rex with the third drawer containing the faux rock landscape this model is meant to be set upon.

Part 4: The fourth piece is a quasi souvenir booth where an edition of one hundred 6-inch tall replica ceramic brontosaurus’s modeled off the dinosaurs from “Between a Rock” will be available for sale at a modest price. In many respects these pieces are meditations on value; what we value and how and why we might value the things we do. These works persuade the audience to consider how consuming leads to the extinction of things and even though we may see the problem head-on our insatiable desire for things is greater than our ability to curb our appetites.

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