May 15 - August 2, 2015
Interface: Queer Artist Forming Communities through Social Media
Curated by Walt Cessna
Interface is an eclectic mix of queer New York artists working in a wide variety of styles and mediums that became friends and colleagues through social media. This exhibition emblematizes a shifting time in the art world where technology allows artists to not only create in a different way, but also alters the way the public encounters them and their art. Join us virtually throughout the exhibition at #QueerArtInterface.
Opening Reception: May 15, 6-8 pm
June 26 - June 30, 12pm - 6pm
Alex Geana, photographer, explores our relationship with money, power, and fragility through a selection of iconic symbols and pushes them forward through props and‚ “re-photography.” Geana describes‚ “re-photography“ as a process in which he takes a picture, transforms it using other techniques, and then photographs it again. Using themes of luxury and decadence as a starting point, Geana displays such objects as a one hundred dollar bill, forged currency, fake diamonds, a human skull, a gold-plated gun, shackles, a pitchfork, and a dildo, paired with a selection of images of nubile unclad men. In stark contrast to the artist’s commercial work, faces will be hidden or cut off.
An audio installation will greet guests with a barrage of media buzzwords voiced by the artist, turning the hallway into a three-dimensional constant feed of noise. Set against this dissociated cacophony of meaningless-yet-meaningful words are Geana’s sculptures and photographs, all false representations of hollow concepts. In fact, the only thing, “real” in the exhibition will be the money made from the sale of the items, turning the false into something of value. Works that do not find a collector will be destroyed at the end of the run.
Opening Reception: June 25, 6pm - 8pm
Prince St. Project Space