Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Human Brevity — opening Saturday Sept. 6

I am excited to announce that I have co-curated a show along with Elizabeth Misitano and Elena Rodz called Human Brevity, opening September 6th from 7-9pm at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, NJ. The three of us had discussed curating a show together and out of many ideas, we decided on Human Brevity as the most intriguing and relevant. 

Below is an excerpt from our press release. Everyone is welcome to join us at the opening. All of the work shown will be available for purchase. 

ALE Curators is pleased to present Human Brevity: Contemplating Longevity in a World of Internet Memes, a group exhibition on view at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, NJ from September 6 through September 27, 2014.

In the age of instantaneous messaging, constant updates on news feeds, disposable anything and everything, lives broken down into shorter and shorter segments, catering to our waning attention spans - the works in Human Brevity question whether the soul or the internet is the path to immortality.

Technology races forward, leaving the monuments of industrialization to wither as ironic shrines to greatness. Andrea Williams reinvigorates these ruins in her graphic prints. Her subject matter, the now defunct factories of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ruminates on a geriatric America, its industrial strength like the atrophied muscles of an aging bodybuilder. In a similar vein, her newest series explores irregularities in the body. Her boldly colored linoleum prints ponder our physicality and its complex relationship as both protector and jailer of the soul.


Participating Artists:
Charis Carmichael Braun, Diana Corvelle, L.E. Doughtie, Benjamin Martins, Quentin McCaffrey, Michael Meadors, Liz Misitano, Kyrre Mogster, Elena Rodz, Rabecca Signoriello, Andrea M. Williams, Shawn Yu 

Opening September 6th at The Collective Art Tank, 529 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
On view Saturdays and Sundays 3-7pm, and by appointment, through September 27th


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