Available Spaces for Composers
"The Tale That All But Shapes Itself"
with Gerry Bibby, Juliette Blightman,
Christine Sun Kim, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
and Cerith Wyn Evans
Curated by Scott Cameron Weaver
Greene Naftali Gallery, NYC
June 30 - August 5, 2016
Press Release excerpts:
Taking its title from the somewhere in the middle of James Merrill’s epic poem, “The Changing Light At Sandover,” the exhibition The Tale That All But Shapes Itself brings together a group of artists whose work examines and dismantles distinctions between modes of information and communication. The works traverse axes of language, form, and time, in order to mine their intersections and invent new modes of reception.
... Christine Sun Kim’s work explores the materiality of sound through its visualization in drawing, painting, and performance. Kim – who was born deaf – develops a visual language informed by a visual experience of sound. Combining aspects of graphic and musical notation, body language and American Sign Language, she uses these systems to create spaces for a composer to work within. The smudges and smears in the drawings are almost like sound in space, responding to Kim’s visual architecture.
Photo Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
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