Rodney Graham "Music and Dance"

303 Gallery (507 W 24th St.)

poster for Rodney Graham "Music and Dance"

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For this show, Graham approaches a full synthesis of his itinerant interests in art and music. The exhibition consists of a series of lightboxes, each based on a trope of music-making, art production, or archetypal symbols of the back-and-forth influences of art and life. In "Three Musicians (Members of the Early Music Group 'Renaissance Fare' Performing Matteo of Perugia's 'Le Greygnour Bien' at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Late September 1977)," Graham recreates a staging of a piece from 14th century avant garde, as performed by musicians of the mid-1970s. The concert Graham is ostensibly recreating is a recreation itself, a historical reconstruction that betrays the stylistic bias of the period it hopes to evoke. Graham implicates himself as part of the arc of history, as he dons the clothes of the present-day man acting as the ?70s man acting as the 14th century man. The surfeit of stimuli which contribute to a picture of antiquity are taken to their logical extreme, with Graham subjected to all the implications of their romance and projection, abetted by his own whimsical tinkering.



from May 22, 2010 to July 02, 2010


Rodney Graham

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