I See Myself in Your Eyes
by The Sun That Never Sets (Vanessa Albury + Rachel Rampleman) with Lynn Maliszewski
Spring/Break Art Show 2016
Skylight at Moynihan Station: 421 Eighth Avenue, NYC Opening: March 1 from 5pm to 9pm
Hours: March 2nd to 6th from noon to 8pm & March 7th from noon to 6pm
Featuring works by:
Sue de Beer, Peer Bode, Joan Jonas, Aldo Tambellini, Peter Clough, Juliet Jacobson, Jeremy Olson, Vanessa Albury and Rachel Rampleman
I See Myself in Your Eyes incorporates emerging and established artists across multiple mediums by linking themes and artistic devices that reappear across generations, particularly through video art. Duplication and prismatic subjectivity—accompanied by the tension of navigating uncertain terrain—emerge as characteristics traceable throughout video art discourse. These works draw upon the SPRING/BREAK Art Show theme of ⌘COPY⌘PASTE with strategic reinterpretations and appropriations of images and ideas. We also follow the impact and reformation of related ideas over 50 years of art making by featuring artists who inspire us: Joan Jonas, Sue de Beer, Aldo Tambellini and Peer Bode.
I See Myself in Your Eyes highlights the relationship of video to other art mediums from the 1960s to today, such as Peer Bode’s exploration of image space in Camel with Window Memory created with the single frame memory of a digital video buffer to Jeremy Olson’s 3D photographs and tabletop video cave and Juliet Jacobson’s drawings of the two sides of one piece of paper. Sue de Beer and Peter Clough use their own bodies to explore multiplicity and the dimensions of the self. Joan Jonas and Vanessa Albury perform tasks with doppelgangers, objects and the lens to investigate ideas of the self and the other. Aldo Tambellini’s smoke-y videograms and Rachel Rampleman’s new series of make-up artists transforming themselves into pop art graphics regenerate older iconography into new forms.
The Sun That Never Sets (Vanessa Albury + Rachel Rampleman) is a nomadic, pop-up concept based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that supports emerging video, film and performance artists. For this year’s annual exhibition with Spring/Break Art Show, we are honored to have with us curator and writer, Lynn Maliszewski, to co-create I See Myself in Your Eyes.
Lynn Maliszewski is a writer and curator-researching artist’s books and zines. She has reviewed exhibitions and books for The Brooklyn Rail, ArtNews, Whitehot Magazine, and caa.reviews, among others. Most recently, Maliszewski curated The Veil of Dreams, a collaborative exhibition focused on the shared psychic and written space of Jesse Bransford and Max Razdow at IDIO in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a graduate student at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Vanessa Albury, a Nashville-native, is based in Brooklyn and earned her MFA from NYU. Ken Johnson noted her work as “haunting” in the New York Times. Recent solo shows include A Stilled Cascade of Image at Window Box Gallery (Oslo) curated by Thale Fastvold and In Waves at Monty ABN (Antwerp) curated by Jan Van Woensel. Her work is also reviewed in Frieze, SF Guardian, Hyperallergic, Artiholics and Eyes Towards the Dove. Upcoming group shows include Arctic Hysteria with LOCUS art collective based of Oslo. Albury is the artist in residence at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo and her cyanotypes in this show were created last year on residency with the Arctic Circle Residency, Kunstvarteret Lofoten and AiRNordland.
Brooklyn based artist and curator Rachel Rampleman received her MFA from NYU, and is best known for her witty and acerbic video work challenging gender stereotypes and constructions of “feminine” identity. Her work has been shown widely internationally and locally at venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park, Cleopatra’s, Flux Factory, and B.A.M. (NYC), the Shanghai Biennale (China), the Chennai Photo Biennale (India), and throughout Europe, most notably at S.M.A.K. and OFFoff Art Cinema (Belgium), and C/O Berlin (Germany). Rachel recently had an early career retrospective at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, and is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at TTTT in Ghent, Belgium. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, DRAIN, Artnet, the Huffington Post, The WILD Magazine, and The Fanzine, among others.
Images from top to bottom, left to right: Olson Jeremy, caveland, 2016, sculpture with video; Jonas Joan, Glass Puzzle, 1973, video; Sue de Beer, Making Out with Myself, 1997, video; Peter Clough, Grid, 2016, Digital ink-jet print, wood, foam, video sound mixed media
For more information about The Sun That Never Sets or any of the artists in I See Myself in Your Eyes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.thesunthatneversets.com