Gallery exhibits (Dannielle Tegeder)
- Isidro Blasco and Rachel Beach, SmackMellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Sept. 24-Oct. 30." Blasco's large scale architectural photo installation reconstructs perspectival fragmentations of the gallery space alongside a prismatic recreation of a Dumbo streetscape. Beach's skillfully constructed architectonic objects curiously hover between sign and real, visible and invisible" (from the gallery's website). Artists' Reception: Saturday, September 24, 5-8pm.
- Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Manhattan, Sept. 9-Dec. 3. "Fluxus—which began in the 1960s as an international network of artists, composers, and designers—resists categorization as an art
movement, collective, or group. It also defies traditional geographical, chronological, and medium-based approaches. Instead, Fluxus participants employ a "do-it-yourself" approach, relating their activities to everyday life and to viewers' experiences. Offering a fresh assessment of Fluxus, the show and its installation are designed to encourage multiple interpretations, exploring what they can teach us about our own position in the world and the works' relationships to key themes of human existence. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of
Life features over 100 works, including documents, objects, event scores (short scripts outlining actions to be performed), and Fluxkits (collections of scores, games, and ephemera). Curated by Jaquelynn Baas and organized by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the exhibition draws extensively on the George Maciunas Memorial
Collection at the Hood and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue" (from the gallery's advance schedule).
- Johannes Kahrsat Lurhing Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011, Sept 10-Oct 22. "Luhring Augustine presents its second solo exhibition of new works by the German artist Johannes Kahrs. The artist employs newspapers, magazines, films, advertisements, and his own photographic archive as subject matter for his paintings and drawings, and then reinterprets the source material by removing and altering signifying details contained in the image. Kahrs blurs, crops, and repositions the composition to reveal a unique but ambiguous rendering of the subject" (from the gallery's website).