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May 29, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - Jun 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Curated by Sophia Alexandrov and Todd Bienvenu
195 Morgan Avenue, Floor 2
May 29-June 1
Opening Reception May 29, 6pm-9pm
May 30 6pm-9pm
May 31 12pm-7pm
June 1 12 pm-7pm
No.4 Studio is pleased to announce MIXTAPE! an exhibition of painting and sculpture featuring Joe Anthony-Brown, Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Lauren Collings, Joy Curtis, Dan Flanagan, Emily Noelle Lambert, Gili Levy, Meg Lipke, Lauren Luloff, Sangram Majumdar, Jason Mones, Alexander Nolan, Mark Petersen, Matt Phillips, Kyle Staver, and Dwain Thomas Walters II.
Parallels can be drawn between curating an exhibition and creating a “mixtape”, an alternative type of art that is aptly articulated by John Cusack’s character in the film High Fidelity.
“Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many dos and don’ts. First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing. The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up is hard to do. It takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick it off with a killer to grab attention. Then you gotta take it up a notch…so then you gotta cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.”
In MIXTAPE!, strong individual paintings and sculptures capture and affect the viewer in divergent ways. Reactions inspired by the works are meant to encompass the far reaches of the emotional spectrum; the various highs and lows that are a natural part of human experience. The compilation of these great works will bring you up and down and back again, allowing for a comprehensive awareness of the way the works both act on their own, and interact with one another.