Opening this Thursday: “Cuts Noon Light” at Brian Morris Gallery, featuring work by Kara Rooney

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments
Kara Rooney, On Moving Farther Away from Speech, or Hindsight is Never Twenty/Twenty, No. 2-3, Plaster, ceramic, resin and digital photograph, Dimensions variable, 2014 (via the Facebook page for "Cuts Noon Light")

Kara Rooney, On Moving Farther Away from Speech, or Hindsight is Never Twenty/Twenty, No. 2-3, Plaster, ceramic, resin and digital photograph, Dimensions variable, 2014 (via Facebook)

 

This Thursday, May 21st from 7 to 9 pm, Brian Morris Gallery will hold the opening reception for the three-person exhibition “Cuts Noon Light,” featuring artworks by VCS faculty member Kara Rooney and artists Steel Stillman, and Andrew Ginzel.

The following excerpt from the gallery’s press release provides this overview of the show and description of Kara’s work (you can read the rest here):

Animated by its empty center, the work in “Cuts Noon Light” creates a space through its scale shift between tiny details and the vastness of nothing happening. The universe is expanding, and our understanding of the universe expands with it. This exhibition invites us to reflect on all that is known as well as the unknowable. Infinite sides of a clear duality. Reconstructing memories. Deconstructing the Present. At times, manufacturing history. Question everything.

Combine that small patch of negation with the eroticism of translucent fabric and you have an explosion the size of a small star. Pulses quicken at the possibilities–everything we need is right there if we can just catch the light.

Black becomes object, subject and background. It is inserted into what seems to be a familiar scene or removed entirely. Dark matter outweighs visible matter but can only be detected through gravitational effects. Like galaxies, we should have been torn apart long ago. The glossy blacks, photo mattes, and reflections of mirrors used by the artists in this exhibition explore beyond the measured and quantifiable.

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Kara Rooney’s sculptures, installations and photographs include fragments of memory imbedded in plaster, isolated atop obsidian platforms. The installation uses these moments of isolation along with thinly veiled scrims to speak to memory’s slippery affect, which shift and morph, like stanzas in a poem, in accordance with their surroundings.

“Cuts Noon Light” will be on display from May 21 through June 20, 2015 at Brian Morris Gallery, located at 163 Chrystie Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets in New York City. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. For more information, contact the gallery by phone at 347-261-8228, or by e-mail at info@brianmorrisgallery.com

 

Andrew Ginzel, Cataclysm, 2008 Ink, toner on paper, convex mirror, 18  x 14 in

Andrew Ginzel, Cataclysm, 2008 Ink, toner on paper, convex mirror, 18 x 14 in

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