June 5 – June 14, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 5, 2015 | 6-9PM
Curated by Julie McKim
with performances throughout BOS weekend by:
Jeff Thompson | Performance for Modified Chord Organ and Laptop
Friday, June 5 at 8:30PM at ArtHelix
William Hempel | read red read
Saturday, June 6 at 4:00PM at ArtHelix
William Hempel is a New York City based conceptual and visual artist who creates language based works often pulled from the everyday landscape, both physical and mental. Hempel uses strategies of collection to represent languages as aesthetic experiences and exercises in free thinking. His multi person reading performances are read from texts prepared by these methods of language collection.
Dirty Churches | Saturday, June 6 at 8:45PM at Mona Liza Fine Furniture
ArtHelix is thrilled to host Somewhere Between as part of our program for Bushwick Open Studios 2015.
The work in Somewhere Between finds weight in the uncertain place between the familiar and the unknown. The eight artists in this show employ sculpture, site specific installation, painting, silkscreen and photography to look at memory, history and place. Pulling source material from their everyday lives and surroundings, they construct work that collapses times, balances between the abstract and the delineated, and is layered and fragmented. Their work offers fleeting glimpses into histories long forgotten, hints at unfounded narratives, and presents cloudy reminders of places, perhaps, never visited.
The visual clues offered seem both familiar and hard to place, taking the viewer on a circuitous hunt for recognizable forms and meaning. Once engaged in the work, only then is it discovered, that what appeared familiar, is actually unknown. The viewer is confronted with a memory, history, landscape that is not their own. It is here, in this limbo, between object and viewer that the work of these artists balances. This middle place where meaning is open ended, connotations multiple and subjective and possibilities infinite.