VCS alumnus Jamie Kelly has work in the new two-gallery group exhibition O / U, on display through August 20th at the Lower East Side spaces P! and ROOM EAST. Here’s a description of the show from the galleries’ joint press release [PDF]:
15 July – 20 August 2016
Opening reception: Friday, 15 July, 6–9pm
An exhibition in two parts:
P!, 334 Broome St
ROOM EAST, 41 Orchard St
P! and ROOM EAST are pleased to present a summer group show, O / U, organized in collaboration with artist Aaron Gemmill. It is the first time the two galleries have worked together. The exhibition will take place in both venues, from 15 July through 20 August 2016. The show includes 25 artists working in a variety of media, including site-specific pieces.
The show’s title is shorthand for “over-under”—which may refer to the combined score of a gambling or sporting event, a complicated sexual position, or a type of double-barrelled shotgun. In a formal context, over-under suggests overprinting or undercutting. As a maneuver to override or undermine, it has political and strategic connotations. Consider the Übermensch and the underdog. Over-under juxtaposes two prepositions that exist in a dialectic: you cannot have one without the other. Divided between the two galleries, the works on view invoke spatial, hierarchical, and power relations in both overt and understated ways.
Artists: Michael Assiff, Julie Ault & Martin Beck, Barbara Bloom, Lars Breuer, Marcel Broodthaers, Sam Charles, Dexter Sinister, Jessica Dickinson, Aaron Gemmill, Wade Guyton, Marc Handelman, Phoebe d’Heurle, Steven Holl, Miles Huston, James Kelly, Zoe Leonard, Kate Levant, Karel Martens, Ebecho Muslimova, Seth Price, Amy Yao, Brian O’Doherty (Patrick Ireland), Aki Sasamoto, Matthew Schrader
Please note: During the summer, P! is open Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm and by appointment;
ROOM EAST is open Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm.
Marc Handelman, Untitled, 2016
Oil on archival inkjet print