Outside the Time Zone
I love attending art openings. If not for the fantastic art, then definitely for some great people-watching opportunities, and okay I’ll admit, the free booze. Most of the larger Chelsea galleries go into hibernation-mode during the summer months, so I like to look over to Brooklyn for more lively, as well as edgier, exhibition spaces.
This Friday, August 14, Camel Art Space in Williamsburg presents a group show titled “Outside the Time Zone”. Camel Art Space is a truly fabulous artist-run collective that promotes a constantly evolving program of exhibits and projects, located on Metropolitan Ave. near the Graham L stop. This quirky little group show seems perfect for the type of summer I’ve had so far (kind of a ‘neither here, nor there’ type of summer), and really is quite fitting set amongst this season of bi-polar weather patterns. I hope you feel the same. If anything, I’d go just for the exhibition name alone…
OUTSIDE THE TIME ZONE
August 14 through September 6, 2009
Opening reception: August 14, 7-9pm
“Outside The Time Zone” brings together collages, drawings, installations, paintings, and sculptures by visual artists Ben Berlow, Chris Burnside, Tania Cross, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Sam Martineau, Chris McGee, Ben Needham, Adam Taye, and Jessica Witkin.
Taking its name from a hypnotic track on the Sun Ra album The Night of The Purple Moon (1970), the exhibition “Outside The Time Zone,” will explore the concept of passage and its varying effects as a person or an object travels between point A and point B. Through this process of transport, the structural and functional nature of the person or object can shift and the outcome is often different than one expects. The artists in the exhibition explore a myriad of sources while considering the larger themes of mutation and passage in their own practice.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a musical performance by MAN BENU (Bentley Anderson and Brady Sansone) at the opening reception.
Curated by Christopher Rawson and Julian Calero
The exhibition runs from August 14th through September 6th, 2009
Online at http://outsidethetimezone.com
Once Fall rolls around, I’ll be writing about some great shows set to open in the city. In the meantime, let’s stay local. See you there!