Monday, January 24, 2011

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven at the Canzani Gallery in Columbus, OH


OPENING THIS THURSDAY THE 27TH, 6-8PM
KEEPING ON DREAMING INTO THE NIGHT AT SKYLAB AFTER THE OPENING!

I will be showing images taken last February during my food fight opening at ROYGBIV gallery. I will also be at the opening, please come say hello if you are in Columbus. I most likely want to see you.

ARTISTS: (I am lucky to be among so many greats.) Guy Ben-Ner, Joachim Brohm, Gerard Byrne, Malcolm Cochran, Peter Dayton, Ben Kinsley, Lara Kohl, Jeremy Kost, Mark Leckey, Mary Lum, Dennis McNulty, Timothy Nazzaro, Johannes Nyholm, Pipilotti Rist, Cassandra Troyan, Jeffrey Vallance, Alejandro Vidal

"Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven is about the implications of continual cultural transformation, of always making it new. When a style, sound, image or object ceases to be produced it tumbles somewhere into the past, into a state of gestation to be revered from a distance. Dependent on the degree of authenticity at its time of zenith, it can become a classic and recycled later, dug up and made relevant to another era. Its degree of classic-ness determines how intensely it is fetishized. And, its fetishization accounts for an eventual rise into contemporary culture.

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven investigates these ideas within discourses of modernism, postmodernism and current theories on our hyper-pervasive contemporary culture, a culture in which everything is immediately available and always accessible. Does anything disappear long enough today to become a classic?"

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