Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Ribuoli Digital, 526 West 26th Street, 10th Fl, Suite 1001 & 1021, New York, NY 10001
Present Bodies, curated by Lauren Comito, brings together the talents of both emerging and established artists and highlights editions produced by Ribuoli Digital. The exhibition features prints, editions and unique works by artists: Tauba Auerbach, El Anatsui, David Byrne, Lisa Di Donato, Stefan Gunn, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Amber Heaton, Eric Juth, Jennifer Mahlman, Caleb Nussear, Beverly Semmes, Do Ho Suh and Amanda Thackray. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with New York Print Week. Exhibition programming includes an opening reception on Thursday evening and an exhibition brunch and studio tour on Saturday afternoon.
These artists are brought together by their interest in the persistent resonance of the body -- as seen in a collection of quotidian objects, discarded material/data, patterns found in nature and architectural blueprints -- a body expressed either through its presence or absence. For these artists a body can refer to a physical structure in which the sum of its parts equals an organic, greater whole. It may also act as a vessel which gives a physical form and framework to data sets, so that these abstract networks can be better grasped.
The body is a permeable and absorbent structure that ingests information by means of experience and through the environment. The organs, systems and tissues that make up our physical bodies express a reflexive mimesis with the larger socio-political structures in which we reside. At its core, the genesis of a body stems from a simple, natural geometry that recursively builds in complexity and pattern, a flare plane that folds.
For more information or to schedule a viewing contact, Lauren Comito, at firstname.lastname@example.org.