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Sublime of the Mundane
Jul 19, 2015
FiveMyles is pleased to announce this group exhibition presenting five weeks of interactive installations and performances. The exhibition rejects the notion that our culture rapidly and inevitably takes us further and further away from real interactions with each other and our environment. The curator Jasmine Murrell has chosen interactive work that directly engages the viewer, both visually and through sound and touch. It invites conversations between strangers; initiating activities in the space are enjoyed and shared.
The Sublime of the Mundane brings together international and U.S. artists; together transforming the gallery space into a fantastical landscape of tactile, auditory and visual experiences.
C. Finley’s functional, but lovingly wallpapered dumpster sits outside the gallery reminding the public not to litter. An interactive tuning chamber by Dominika Ksel transforms and activates the body through sound and vibration, of anyone who steps inside the sculpture. Korean artist Jisun Beak’s large-scale installation is to be entered and to be confused in. Shellyne Rodriguez’s altar promises relief for unfullfilled desires, longings and general discontent. Mallory Cain Breiner creates an absurd and unsettling sculptural space of leisure.
Collaborators Chandra and Keith McCormik, whose work was shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will present photos of their rich New Orleans culture. The floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina act as a third party in the creation of their work. Haitian artist Florine Demosthene’s mixed-media works, textural mélanges of paint, ink, graphite and charcoal, depict voluptuous female figures amidst a strange world of decay and destruction.
The artist AnonymousB constructs an installation of black space: Perceived Obsolecence. It contains mundane objects for the public to handle, letting the viewer contemplate the personal and historical memories that are embedded in the thingness of an object. The installation questions authorship and the incongruity of the commodification of art.
Ginseng and Juice: Evening of Performances and Video: August 15, 4 – 7pm
Artists: Rufus Tureen, Maya Jeffereis, Andre Springer, Shani Peters, Jason Gregory Isaacs, Kiran Chandra, Patricia Dominguez, Tiana Marenah, Kelsey Lu and Candice Williams.
Directions: Take the 2,3,4 or 5 train to Franklin Ave. in Brooklyn. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin, turn left into St. johns Place. Walk past the construction site (1/2) block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is located within walking distance to the Brooklyn Museum.