M&TC: Our friends at EYELEVEL BQE present "off,away,down," opening March at the SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW curated by Curaçao C.M.
The high visibility of the self in the 21st Century every-day, at times masked with fabrication, at others genuinely exposed, willfully sheds boundaries between what is submitted for public approval and reserved for personal reflection. On a mass scale, average citizens are compelled toward the digital strip-tease of their private selves or others – all the more comfortable with surveillance, the mass marketing of the photo op, the public defamation of rivals, the fierce cultural cling to childhood obsessions, the landscape portrait of a vacation experience, self personalization in all its forms – true or false…what is concealed? Unspoken? Implied?
Self portraiture, windows into the intimate lives of self or others, the evolution of the ‘photo bomb’, digital spectatorship, jealous landscape photography, public confessional, criminal intent? What are these pretenses at self-exposure? And how does this align with competing impulses within the artist practice?
presenting work by:
GABRIELA ALVA CALYMAYOR
LIVIA CORONA BENJAMIN
DAN METH & WILL RAHILLY
March 6-9th / 12 - 8pm
233 Mott St. NYC