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SUNDAY

DEcember 10,
2023

 

(check with each gallery for time)

No appointment or tickets needed.

Blade Study

17 Pike Street, New York, NY 10002

October, 28 – December 10, 2024

"Lunar Anus" : Avery Z. Nelson

Avery Z. Nelson presents seven paintings as part of "Lunar Anus." In Georges Bataille’s Visions of Excess there is a chapter called Solar Anus, in which the 20th century French theorist proposes two primary motions: rotation and sexual movement. The first answers for celestial movements, the turning of the earth, which accounts for the second motion, the source of being, coitus. In this body of work, Nelson proposes a third type of movement: fluidity, a motion which exists as an abstraction of direction, a deterritorialized movement that cannot be predicted. A spark. Nelson’s third movement accounts for the sensation and experience of change, response. Like: fight, flight, delight.

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Marc Straus

299 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

November 12 - December 20, 2023

Jeanne Silverthorne: And the Unfathomable Night of Dreams Began

MARC STRAUS is pleased to present And the Unfathomable Night of Dreams Began, a solo exhibition of Jeanne Silverthorne featuring her most recent works.

Silverthorne’s latest works are a continuation of the artist’s 30-year dissection of the studio and construction of the uncertain self that operates both in the studio and in the world. Fusing personal references, nods to her own family history, literary quotations, and formal references to studio tools, she presents a group of works that touch upon our shared experiences of vulnerability, absurdity, humanity, and the duality of our constructed and fragile selves. 

The exhibition consists of 11 sculptures that take the shapes of crates, hammers, books, boxing gloves, child sneakers and figures that range from infancy to the edge of old age, all cast in rubber, Silverthorne’s chosen material for many decades.

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