“Double-Bill” is a group exhibition curated by New Commissions artist Redmond Entwistle that includes his new film Monuments along with works by Mary Billyou, Suzanne Goldenberg, Rafael Sánchez, and Kathleen White.
Starting with Monuments, a retelling of Post-Minimalism’s relationship to the landscapes of New York and New Jersey, “Double-Bill” brings together a series of works that share B-cinema’s ethics of independent production and it’s achievement of magical and critical effects through minimal means. Echoing the format of self-organized cinema spaces, a temporary cinema will be assembled in the gallery featuring twice-daily screenings of Monuments. Beyond the removed fourth wall of the cinema space, Billyou’s text paintings, Goldenberg’s delicate paper-and-fabric constructions and drawings, and Sánchez and White’s long-running, situational project BOOKS RECORDS TAPES reflect and refract concerns raised by Monuments’ exploration of the legacies of Robert Smithson, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Dan Graham. In considering the uneasy relationship between artists’ intentions – both aesthetic and conceptual – and social realities, “Double Bill” complicates traditional conceptions of artistic communities, their milieus and the social context out of which they emerge.
Monuments will be screened daily at 1 and 4:30 pm.
BOOKS RECORDS TAPES is open for business! Come during gallery hours and participate in some art by buying great new reading material. Check out the alLuPiNiT blog for the online presence of the creators of BOOKS RECORDS TAPES.