Presented by Perry Rubenstein Gallery
January 6, 2007- February 10, 2007
Perry Rubenstein Gallery in collaboration with London's IBID PROJECTS is pleased to announce JUDITH, a group exhibition of multimedia works. The exhibition takes thematic impressions of alienation as its starting point, responding to the afflictions borne from contemporary environments. Using modern solitude as a catalyst, JUDITH is presented as a conceptual exploration into spatial contexts, ambiguity, and retrospective views.
Latvian painter Janis Avotins will present seven uniquely scaled paintings on canvas, some of which were just recently created on St. Barths in the French West Indies. Avotins' work describes patient portrayals of estrangement and isolation through the literal compositions and soft, blurred representation. Avotins graduated with his MFA in painting from The Latvian Academy of Art, Latvia in 2003. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.
Born in London and a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, Anthea Hamilton will create a unique installation consisting of the recombination of autonomous elements to form an impermanent three-dimensional collage. Appropriated images, plants, pieces, drawings, clothes, videos and paintings serve as tools to unite Hamilton with her distanced vocabulary of the past. These elements all recur in the composition of her articulated arrangements, and are carefully constructed on-site to ease the separation anxiety resultant of the fleeting nature of time.
On the occasion of the opening reception, U.K. born artist and Goldsmiths Graduate, William Hunt, will perform his time based piece The impotence of radicalism in the face of all these extreme positions (2005). Staged at the center of the gallery, Hunt will present a self-suspended 'upside down' concert highlighting absurd action as a disparaging, (and self-deprecating), effort against the disaffection of government faction. Video documentation of this performance will accompany the remnants (guitar, rope, harness) of Hunt's act.
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