Brooklyn Fireproof East
119 Ingraham Street, at Porter Ave, 718-456-7570
September 17 - September 20, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 20, 7 - 9 PM
Stones Bones and Relics brings together a group of works that share a reflective gaze at the past. With a nod to the ancient world and broader questions of human origins; death, the after-world and the passing of time seem to be inadvertent subjects in many works where animal bones, bricks, hominid skulls and stone tools make an appearance.
Several works recall mystic practices of the past and attempts to channel ‘other-worldly’ forces. Other works focus more on the material world and utilize the language of nature as a springboard for further contemplation. Stone, silt, sediment and other artifacts and relics are at the same time physical elements in the world but also presuppose something outside their physicality, pointing to the immaterial, impermanent and invisible.
In Stones Bones and Relics, each artist undertakes his or her own investigation into the questions of art, the past and the natural world, producing results that are often dark, comical and puzzling. Including the works of:
Lee Lee Chan
Brett Day Windham
Curated by Anna Mikhailovskaia