This Saturday, April 12th from 6 pm to midnight, Youme Haus in Brooklyn will present Double Take, a new exhibition curated by VCS alumnae Brooke Tomiello, Amy Kolenut and Sofia Klapischak. Here’s more information from the show’s press release (which you can also download via this link), along with images of works by a few of the artists.
Youme Haus is pleased to present “Double Take”. The show isn’t just ocular; it involves the whole body, the whole physicality, of stopping the forward movement and returning in realization or surprise of something that puts the viewer out of normalcy. Comical contemporary artist, David Shrigley offers that he doesn’t want to “permanently change the world” with his work. The works included in this show take on this philosophy by seemingly not asking you to stay and ponder, but just to notice. One example of this is in David Jacob’s painting Shark Attack, one has to search for the ‘attack’, or may not even see it unless they read the title and have to go back and look for it. Similarly Caroline Larsen’s work, MSC Carla and Rena, the viewing process is reversed where one initially is drawn into the materiality of the pieces therefore placing the depicted image subsequently.
Double Take deals with the notion of play and humor. Play could be considered accepting that there is an unknown, and allowing the present moment to become undefined and malleable. This could lead to the viewer feeling a sliver of freedom. As in Esther Ruiz’s work, the preconceived notion of a depicted “landscape” is reconfigured – from something naturally sublime into something surrealistically sublime. Janna Dyk’s Failed Drawings (Submission, Cityscape) delude the conditioned mind to see the desired image clearly – for example a cityscape.
John Baldessari once said with a laugh, “You know, when you’re sitting in a dentist office or doctor’s office and you look in a magazine and you go ‘What was that?’ I would like people to have that feeling, you know, that ‘Wait, what did I just see?’”
Double Take will feature works by the following artists:
In addition, there will be a screening at 10 pm featuring works by:
Double Take is this Saturday, April 12th, from 6pm to midnight; there will light refreshments and candy. Youme Haus is located at 99 Meserole Street, #4 in Brooklyn. For more information, check out the show’s Facebook event and the Youme Haus Instagram. You can also read about the last Youme Haus show here.