A group of more or less than 10
Farah Al Qasimi, Lakela Brown, Angal Field, Peter Halley, Brook Hsu, Emily Ludwig Schaffer, Orion Martin, Scott Reeder, Paul Rouphail, Cynthia Talmadge, Anna Weyant
July 1 - August 2, 2020
Friday, July 3, 4-7 pm
Winter Street Gallery is pleased to present A group of more or less than 10, an exhibition featuring new and recent work by Farah Al Qasimi, LaKela Brown, Angal Field, Peter Halley, Brook Hsu, Emily Ludwig Shaffer, Orion Martin, Scott Reeder, Paul Rouphail, Cynthia Talmadge and Anna Weyant.
Through the act of counting, we inquire into life thoroughly and systematically. Rationalizing a variety of elements into a quantifiable set of objects, we create a frame of reference that observes cultural, social, and economic realities. Historically, the notion of sequencing and surveillance has taken meditative approaches within art making. The works included in the present exhibition reveal the ways in which contemporary artists explore the nature of ordered and repetitive systems.
Within the realm of the exhibition, the viewer may find themselves counting books, letters, fruit, cells, bodies, gazes, and jewelry. Delicately balancing a given internal logic with the uncanny, the artists create compositions that challenge the viewer to reconfigure modes of information and experiences. Taking structures and symbols inherent to our world and elevating them, the artists invoke expressions of agency to find newfound meanings.