January 7 – January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday Jan 7th, 6-9pm
Bay Ridge Art Space is pleased to announce the opening of their second exhibition, “Reanimator”, inside their newly formed gallery space. This group show, curated by artist John Avelluto, embodies the spirit of the new year – to live again, give new energy and resuscitate.
1. restore to life or consciousness; revive.
• give fresh vigor or impetus to.
“Reanimator” will display works of artists that have taken extant works, produced either by the artist themselves or another artist entirely, and refashioned it to create a new work… breathing a new life into it. The physical work reconfigured via the machinations of artistic process, pointing to the temporal nature of resolution.
Spanning painting, photography, printmaking, collage, performance and sculpture, the exhibition has been divided into two categories: Frankenstein and The Undead.
Much like the creature in the Mary Shelley novel, works categorized under Frankenstein have been grafted, conjoined or amended, comprised of physical or conceptual parts and extensions, while The Undead (“a being in mythology, legend or fiction that is deceased but behaves as if alive. A common example is a corpse re-animated by supernatural forces by the application of the deceased’s own life force or that of another being…” *Wiki) isolate the spectral remains of prior works in order to further its dialogue.
Douglas Degges, Anna Lise Jensen, Oliver Jones, Paul Manlove, Christopher Moss, Elena Soterakis, Adam Douglas Thompson, Jennifer Tomaiolo, Josh Willis, Zane Wilson and Tamara Zahaykevich