For Immediate Release
The Brooklyn Association for the Development of Camera-based Art and Theory (BADCAT) is pleased to announce PERSISTENCE OF VISION, its inaugural public exhibition. The exhibition will take place at BADCAT Mobile 1, a storefront pop-up gallery at 223 West 10th Street in the West Village.
RECOMBINANT NOSTALGIAS, opening Tuesday July 20 6-9, presents the work of EVA DAVIDOVA, EDWARD DOTY, WAYNE LIU, HEATHER M. O’BRIEN, LIZ SALES, FELISIA TANDIONO and PAULA WINOGRAD.
These artists reject the notion of the photographic as an evidentiary practice carrying descriptions of a world composed of facts and solids. Using diverse practices ranging from self-reflexion to appropriation, installation to digital manipulation, they bypass rational thinking with cognitive transformations so forceful they verge on violence. These diverse practices are united by a shared interest in the idea of “moment”, and by a desire to re-imagine the narrative of time and spatial relations so that the surfaces of the world are reconfigured to reflect a more internal, less quotidian real.
On Thursday July 29 6-9 the gallery will host a reception for SPECULATIVE TOPOGRAPHIES, featuring work by Molly Dilworth, Bettina Johae, Ben Gascos, Abigail Simon, Marina Zurkow, and the WPC COLLECTIVE. These artists are engaged with looking at the relationship between the surfaces of the world, the descriptive methodologies used to map it, and the political/economic and social realities they mask, enable, challenge and enforce. The show will be open to the public until August 5.
The final show, AMPLIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIES, will open on August 7 from 6-9, and will feature work by MARLA LEIGH CAPLAN, ERICA LEONE, STACY MEHRFAR, DANA MEIJILSON, SARAH PALMER and CHRIS SCHIAVO,
These artists perform diverse strategies of observation and intervention that reconceptualize (Palmer, Leone, Schiavo) and reinvigorate (Caplan, Meijilson, Mehrfar) what constitutes a traditional photographic practice.
We hope you can join us for all three shows!!