Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Morph, a group exhibition curated by Alicia DeBrincat and Jade Yumang of eleven artists working in the mediums of photography, sculpture, performance, installation, video, and painting.
Morph investigates the body as a conduit for different artistic and theoretical strategies, revealing the body’s fundamental role in comprehending our sense of self. Working across diverse mediums, these artists approach the body as raw material. They adapt it at will in order to explore identity, gender, religion, technology, disease, and the body’s role within the social matrix. The body is reduced to nothing more permanent than a modifiable facade, which can be constantly changed and morphed to resist or compliment outside forces.
Some of the exhibiting artists are collaborative duo Sara Jimenez and Kaitlynn Redell who encapsulate and perform “inbetweenness” as a space where identity is fluidly determined with other bodies and the environment through their video performance Negotiating Bounds. In her new painting series, Post-Medical Eden, Alicia DeBrincat explores and captures fleeting occurrences where bodies willfully deviate from the norm and seek out modes of interaction while opening up a generative space of play, exploration, and resistance to societal mandates. In NRML, JIT Real (Tara Long, Jarrod Kentrell, and Yamil Rodriguez) exploits and defies aesthetic hedonism and pop culture as the trio gender bends their way through a concoction of music, visuals, construction, and performance, hypnotizing audiences to a chaotic trance. The rest of the exhibiting artists are: Dalal Ani, Dean Dempsey, Lavar Munroe, Kreerath Sunittramat,and Jade Yumang.
Please join us for Morph's opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view from February 11th to 28th, 2013, and can be viewed by appointment. For more information on the exhibition and artists, go here: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/morph.html