Saturday, June 07, 2008
Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee
I hope that some readers can join me tonight for the opening of "Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee." Among the many participating artists are my friends Diane Carr, Boyce Cummings, Felix Esquivel, Amy Talluto and Jennifer Viola.
All the pertinent information is detailed below. (Please note the unusual gallery hours.)
AHL Foundation Presents
"Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee"
Curated by Eun Young Choi
June 4 - June 15, 2008
19 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12 - 6 PM
Opening reception: Saturday, June 7th, 6 - 9 PM
(Featuring a video screening by Tricia Mclaughlin, Dooeol Lee, Eliza Fernand)
Amy Talluto, Boyce Cummings, Choi Sung-Hun + Park Sun-Min, Christopher Reiger, Diane Carr, Dooeol Lee, Eliza Fernand, Eric Graham, Eunjung Hwang, Felix Esquivel, Geujin Han, Hyungsub Shin, Jaye Rhee, Jena H. Kim, Jennifer Viola, Miyeon Lee, Si Yeon Kim, SunTek Chung, Tony Luib, Tricia Mclaughlin
From the press release:
"Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee" is part of an annual exhibition program sponsored by the AHL Foundation. This year's exhibition is organized around works that are inspired by nature. The show brings together twenty exciting emerging artists whose works deal with the complex relationship between nature and artifice. Some view nature as an extension of the self while others take a more methodical approach to controlling nature through pseudoscientific inventions.
The exhibition explores the in-between states of abstraction and realism, fantasy and reality, chaos and beauty, the organic and the mechanical, the deliberately staged and the authentic, the genuine fake and the pseudo-natural. From dream-like scenes to the realistically staged, the show includes a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, ceramics, video, and photography.