Emily Roysdon “If Only a Wave”

Participant Inc.

poster for Emily Roysdon “If Only a Wave”

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PARTICIPANT INC presents Emily Roysdon, If Only a Wave . The first solo exhibition of Roysdon’s work in New York since 2011, it features new sculpture, photograms, screen prints, neon works, and performance.

For the exhibition, Roysdon has created a new symbol for other kinds of time: a stylized motif of an upside down triangle, a row of waves lining its widest width. Broken down, built up, and reiterated throughout If Only a Wave , it forms an abstract lexicon for ways to think through – elliptically – relationships between time and queer activism, space and the body, writing and performance. Both a surface and a shape, Roysdon’s wave is manifest as clocks, photograms, and sculpture. These works are joined by a series of photogram “calendars” where a butt plug , used like a sundial in the darkroom, makes covert appearance as a light bulb. A neon constellation lights up the room with a diagram for movement.



from January 11, 2015 to February 21, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-01-11 from 19:00 to 21:00


Emily Roysdon

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