"Offset Summary" Exhibition

Rachel Uffner Gallery

poster for "Offset Summary" Exhibition

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Towards the back of Rachel Uffner Gallery, a canny viewer might spot a faint rectangular impression on the plaster of one of the space’s sidewalls. This is a covered-over remnant of Lawrence Weiner’s 1968 piece, A 36’’x 36’’ Removal to the Lathing or Support Wall of Plaster or Wallboard from a Wall, which was once on display at Orchard, in the same space Uffner’s gallery now occupies. The idea of reconfiguration and spatial intervention – a hallmark of conceptual art, as well as of institutional critique – is central to this exhibition.

The Lawrence Weiner piece, now an uncanny transplant, reminds us of how objects once embedded with certain properties and meaning can reactivate a space through spatial or material shifts. The artists in this exhibition share (each in their distinct way) an interest in a type of visual and substantive displacement. Beginning with familiar objects and imagery, they proceed to upend our expectations of how various media, and objects in general, perform in space.

[Image: Simpson/Meade "(film still from) Marsyas" (2010) 16 mm film transferred to HDV, 1 min.15 sec.]



from January 16, 2011 to February 20, 2011

Closing Reception on 2011-02-19 from 19:00
With poetry readings organized by Zak Kitnick and Roger Van Voorhees.

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