Barry Duncan | Reversibility 101
curated by Peter Hopkins and Wilson Duggan
February 2 – 11, 2018
Friday, February 2 | 6-9 PM
ArtHelix is excited to announce our final exhibition project at our gallery space on Meserole Street in Bushwick, Reversibility 101, headlined by Master Palindromist Barry Duncan and featuring contributions from ArtHelix’s past and frequent collaborators and friends. Please join us Friday, February 2nd from 6-9PM for a reception to celebrate the people and projects we’ve had the privilege to foster over the last six years.
In the Fall of 2012, having spun off from our time operating the Bogart Salon, ArtHelix launched its programming with our inaugural exhibition, Making Nothing Happen: The Strange Poetics of Barry Duncan . Duncan’s poetic and performative practice as a palindromist uniquely combines a multitude of disciplines. During the reception and for regular gallery hours on February 3rd and 4th, Duncan will occupy the gallery, interacting with gallery visitors and composing new work in situ, including a longer-form palindrome specially commissioned by ArtHelix. Duncan’s practice on full view will set the stage for further collaborations with some of ArtHelix’s regularly featured artists as well, who will be invited to populate the gallery and compose and exhibit new artworks guided by the concept and practice of reversibility.
Thus ArtHelix will conclude our time in Bushwick like a palindrome: right where we started and looking both backwards and forwards. Backwards to afford ourselves a chance to review and appreciate the projects we’ve had the pleasure to bring to fruition, and forwards past the boundaries and limitations of a permanent gallery and toward our future initiatives within the SHIM Network we have determinedly developed over the past three years.