April 11, 2013

Swing State by Jane Kim

Jane Kim Gallery mounted a pop up exhibition in the Lower East Side at 119 Hester Street. From her press release:

"Swing State," curated by jane Kim, embraces our world of uncertainty. As a phenomenally layered group exhibition capturing the gray area that thrives between extremes, "Swing State" will open on Sunday April 7, 2010 and unveil the motion behind the pendulum. That awkward space within the center of left and right, old and new as well as abstraction and figuration will be represented by a group of 13 New York based artists: Lisa Beck, David Diao, Steve DiBenedetto, Lydia Dona, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Fabian Marcaccio, Donald Moffett, Thomas Nozkowski, Lucas Samaras, David Shaw

I can completely relate. This is one of the few curatorial statements that I want to know more about.

There are lots of surprises from artists who have well developed vocabularies and careers. Among the many delights of the show, it was wonderful to see Joanne's ceramics and sculptures, a gobsmacking slap to the head surprise in Nozkowski's floor piece, Samaras' paint slathered insect cutlery, Marcaccio's child soldier (wtfbbq?) and Lisa Beck's integration of smashed glass with art store paint-on-canvas.

This is one pop up gallery that looks like it deserves to put down some roots in a place like that.

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Posted by Dennis at April 11, 2013 10:08 AM

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nice show, many thnks !

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