Kimberlee Venable "All this comes back"

Art in General

poster for Kimberlee Venable "All this comes back"

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The empty blue sky of space says “All this comes back to me, then goes again, and comes back again, then goes again, and I don’t care, it still belongs to me”–The blue sky adds “Don’t call me eternity, call me God if you like, all of you talkers are in paradise: the leaf is paradise, the tree stump is paradise, the paper bag is paradise, the man is paradise, the sand is paradise, the sea is paradise, the man is paradise, the fog is paradise”
Jack Kerouac, Big Sur

Art in General presents Kimberlee Venable’s site-specific video installation All this comes back on view in the Storefront Project Space.

All this comes back presents a unending video loop that fills the front two windows of Art in General’s Storefront Project Space. Filmed on location in Jones Beach and Long Beach, Long Island, the black and white video stretches and skews tidal imagery, positioning us at the water’s edge. Waves approach and recede, creating a hypnotic rhythm that is both common and uncanny. Though filmed at specific beaches, at specific times, Venable has created a work that denies its specificity, becoming a stand-in for our relationship to the ocean, and the vastness of the world at large. All this comes back seduces passersby, pulling us closer, and suggesting that a small sliver of an all too familiar site is enough to make us take pause.

Kimberlee Venable is an artist and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from School of Visual Arts, NY, NY in 2011 and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH in 2005. Recent exhibitions include True Lies, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY (2012); EXCEEDINGLY FEMININE, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY (2012); Walking Forward-Running Past, Art in General, New York, NY (2011); stillspotting nyc, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY (2011); and P h a n t a s m o r g a n i c a, Allegra La Viola Gallery, New York, NY (2010).



from April 20, 2013 to June 29, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-04-20 from 18:00 to 20:00

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