Monday, November 26 at 7:30pm
Screening & Conversation: Kerry Downey’s How to see in the dark followed by a conversation between Downey and Curator Christian Camacho-Light
Underground Theater at Abrons Art Center
How to see in the dark looks to artists who share an interest in the politics of visibility. Toward these concerns, these artists make use of aesthetic and conceptual strategies that privilege the opaque, encrypted, or clandestine. Works in the exhibition negotiate tensions between representation and abstraction, assimilation and interference, action and withdrawal, mastery and unknowing. Folding into darkness, the exhibition invests in improvisational choreographies of refusal and failure, finding respite in the dissolution of figure-ground, near and far, and the thwarting of an easy read.
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