Deep Space (Insides)
Curated by Karen Archey
HARM VAN DEN DORPEL / VALIE EXPORT / ROCHELLE GOLDBERG / DAN GRAHAM / CALLA HENKEL AND MAX PITEGOFF / JOSH KLINE / CARLOS REYES
On View: October 28 – December 16, 2012
I am sitting on a knock-off Kjaerholm couch in the palatial foyer of a sky scraper in the Financial District, waiting to be called into a job interview. This is the first time I’m out of the house by nine AM in what may be years. Sitting, waiting, Watching. A white woman walks by wearing a burgundy cardigan and the same closeout TJ Maxx pencil skirt I have on. A Hispanic guy wearing all denim walks by. That plant has to be fake. I don’t think I’ve ever felt as alone as I do in this moment. Alienation here, alienation there. Alone together.
At home, I take a nao and wak up spooning my laptop. Or was it spooning me? My silver girlfriend. Has that ever happened to you?
I broke up with him because he could only copulate with me as if we were acting in a porn. Even my bed is a contested space.
Joe Sheftel is pleased to announce Deep Space (Insides), a group exhibition curated by Karen Archey. The exhibition brings together the works considering the psychological effects of built space. Here, the metaphor of physical and virtual architecture is used to contemplate how such structures affect our quotidian lives and emotional states, while meditating on notions of privacy or visibility. Questions prompting Deep Space (Insides) include: Where am I able to be seen, and where can I be invisible? What information about myself is truly private? What has changed in the manner in which we speak about ourselves? Where can we rest?
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