Follies – Jeffrey Dell
May 17th – June 22nd, 2013
Reception: May 17th, 2013, 6 – 8pm
Jeffrey Dell’s solo exhibition Follies examines the trajectory of anticipation, consumption, & consequence. Like an illusive craving, the colors and forms in Dell’s newest serigraphs shift in place, causing the edges to pulse and the differences in hue to be sometimes indiscernible. Vision and perception both lack certainty; the work cues pleasure but also questions motivation. What is tempting in one moment can become the hallmark of a bad idea in the next. Like a merry-go-round that spins too quickly, or the hasty consumption of an extra piece of birthday cake, Follies penetrates self-control and lingers in the viscera.
on view in the PROJECT ROOM:
During 1976-77 American musician Iggy Pop and American artist and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer happened to be living in Berlin, each of them at a pivotal moment in their careers. Pop was reinventing himself as a solo artist with the help of David Bowie and Rainer was shifting from choreography to filmmaking. IGVONNE is a motion study comparing footage collected on the web of Rainer and Pop circa 1977. Slowed down and performed on harmonium and saw, Pop’s the Passenger adds a sense of longing for elsewhere. IGVONNE examines Pop and Rainer as creative archetypes and the desire for an ideal context from which to create.