Solo Exhibition – Lauren Carly Shaw
November 22nd – December 8th
Opening reception Friday, November 22nd, 2013 7pm-10pm
The Active Space is pleased to present “Twice Removed“ a presentation of works by Lauren Carly Shaw, on November 22, 2013. Thanks to project manager Lindsay Saunders, animators Kevin Sternschein, Maika Johnson, and Daniel Faria for making the event possible.
This interactive exhibit highlights the compelling interplay of traditional new art yoked with modern technology. Wherein the investigation of form through drawing and sculpture is amplified by the addition of animated reality. Twice Removed highlights a number of Shaw’s Sculptures and Drawings that come to life when a tablet device or smart phone is held up to view the work; when this happens, the on-screen animation breathes a second ‘life’ into the otherwise inanimate sculptures and images. As the Sculptures and drawings are already in the realm of simulacra, the animations offer further deconstructions of the work, which separate the viewer even more from the actual reality of the original objects. By turning sculptures and two-dimensional forms into three-dimensional simulations of those forms, Shaw challenges viewers to push their thinking about the relationship of objects and their potential as they interact within time and space across multiples realities.
As the technological revolution continues to advance, art and technology continue to meet on the frontier of new ideas. Second Screen’s imperative to harness the evolving relationship between art and technology as such is integral to the direction in which contemporary art is headed. If the sculptures and drawings are already once removed from reality, these animations birthed from them are then ‘Twice Removed’.
Shaw’s work explores the complex nature of the human form, and she composes sculptures, drawings, and installations in order to fully explore the body as an object. Her works convey surreal, imaginative elements that work in space to create perceptual shifts in the way we view our own bodies as objects that move and evolve.
Shaw creates anachronistic forms in which facets of feminism and historical unconscious are explored. She uses materials that are innately ‘animal’, and the surface of her fictionalized realities are representations of our own archetypal complexities. She employs sardonic humor to create feelings of discomfort within the collective of her audience in hope they will begin to disassociate from their current paradigm and start to think of form in a new way.
The opening reception for “Twice Removed” takes place November 22, 2013, from 7-10 PM. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday 1-6pm through December 8, 2013. Email email@example.com for more information.
Cat Painting Takedown
Charity Event benifiting BARC animal shelter
November 24th 6pm-9pm
ALL $$$ goes to BARC the animal rescue center in Williamsburg!
Hope you like hugging catz! And also owning your very own cat painting!!! Is that your dream??? Matt Timms can fulfill your dream!!! Because 20 of Brooklyn’s TOP ARTISTS are painting cats- to be auctioned off just for you!!! Drink! Watch them paint! Watch cat vids! Eat chili! Party! Laugh and laugh! Enjoy njoy a quality art experience of catZ!!!!
Nov 24!!! 6 PM to INFINITY!!! at The Active Space Gallery in Bushwick! 566 Johnson Ave at the Morgan L stop! Auction at 8PM!!!!
ARTISTS!!! COME AT ME!! Sign up and I’ll have a canvas and easel waiting for you!!! Bring your own paints!!! Email me at chilitakedown at gmail!!!!
Even the MOMA knows that cats are High Class and Important For Painting!!!
THANKS TO MATT TIMMS AND THE TAKEDOWNS
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