December 6th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6th 6-9PM
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña
Heliopolis proudly presents Ticklish Object, a group show of works by Judith Linhares, Jeff Grant and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña.
Think of a snap shot, capturing the point right after the peak where things are just starting to decompose. As a freeze frame it is an image of something that is in its nature, moving. Still life, in its traditional painterly framework, functions as such. A seemingly conservative genre that pioneered the transformation of the commodified object to the aesthetic one in the Dutch tradition, it paradoxically lead to a few revolutions in 20th Century. In the contemporary setting a collection of objects is overly indexable. The works in Ticklish Object revolve around a transient idea of reconfiguring the object between still life and archeological artifact.
The artists in this show deal with contemporary reverberations of still life, navigating this web of indexing objects by investigating object-hood and re-presentation. Each of the separate objects points away from the collection it is grouped with toward other meaning. The subtleties and vibrations of arrangement can create multiple layers and simultaneously active and quiet readings. These works show us the cultural coronations of artist-as-archeologist, the manipulative gaze of the maker, and the contemporary artist as hunter-gatherer.
Curated by Georgia Elrod, Sarada Rauch and Baris Gokturk
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1-6, or by appointment: email@example.com
154 Huron St, Brooklyn NY
Heliopolis is an artist-run storefront gallery space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated to fostering a dialogue across all disciplines of making.
Last season included works by these artists: Paul Ramirez-Jonas, Colter Jacobson, Sandra Sitron, Ted Kennedy, Allison Merz, Daniel Bozhkov, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Erkan Özgen and Sener Özmen, Ji Hye Yeom, Susana Gaudêncio, Emma Corral, Mollie McKinley, Eliza Swann, Ken Walmsley, Rachel Mercer, Eric Lee Bowman, Bill Brand, Madison Brookshire, Kenny Curwood, Sandra Gibson, Pierre Hébert, Eric Ostrowski, Len Lye, Steven Rose, Joanna Seitz, Ray Pheonix Lopez, Chris Martin, Rachel Budde, Kerry Downey, JD Fernandez, Matt Gliva, John Hodgson, Kristen Jensen, Paul Krause, Jordan Lovelace, Nick Poe, Claudia Peña Salinas, Elsa Soliven, Witts, Melissa Steiger, Julie Torres, Erin Trefry.