Elizabeth Karp-Evans “Type of Blue”

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poster for Elizabeth Karp-Evans “Type of Blue”

This event has ended.

New York is a blue space.

It’s blue in how it feels: deep and sad, but also vast and bright.

The city is reflected in the fields of blue surfaces: windows, mirrors, and steel.

Darondo is the soundtrack.

For Type of Blue, Elizabeth Karp-Evans created a series of new sculptures and 2D works that are immersive in their conversation with each other. They’re discussing the highs and lows of the city.

The city’s architecture is both imprinted on and reflected in Karp-Evans’ mirrors and windows: Mirrors with abstracted facades dressed in photographic silhouettes printed on film are arranged like parts of an anonymous building; Three faint images, almost auras of buildings, transferred from Mylar to paper and framed, one image is the Freedom Tower; Two blue plexiglass windowpanes hang from the ceiling, with images and text backlit like staring into a window; Resting Place 1, the large reflective bed-like sculpture (which you are invited to lie down in), immediately confronts you with your own reflection in blue, but it also offers a retreat, and a space for contemplation.

As a place for self-discovery, cities are like scapes: Landscapes, Escapes, Dreamscapes. Here, the Scapes create moments for you to decide whether your relationship to New York will be a codependent or reciprocal one. The work in this show derives from self-confrontation, from forcing yourself to stop looking through the glass and focus on the reflection.



from January 12, 2018 to February 18, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-01-14 from 18:00 to 20:00

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