THE ABOMINABLE FREEDOM ( JERSEY CITY ACTIVATION)
"_______IN A BOX"
GROUP IMAGE CLUSTERING GRID SHOW
AT THE CANCO BUILDING IN JERSEY CITY - SEPTEMBER 20TH
CURATED BY BILLY MILLER / ARTLAB
"THE ABOMINABLE FREEDOM"
IS A COLLABORATION WITH DARRIN MARTIN
"_______IN A BOX"
Inspired by the architecture and mythology of The
American Can Company(a/k/a CANCO), ____ In A Box
presents ideas and sensations as images contained in
standardized packaging. The city, the Canco factory (and
the product made there), the room, the book, the computer
the TV, the painting, the DVD/CD, etc. are ALL boxes,
inside of boxes. And in all instances, forces and substances
both solid and abstract are contained for storage and
consumption.For this project, each artist has submitted
1-8 unframed, unsigned printouts on various kinds of paper
using different types of mechanical reproduction
(xerox, inkjet, laser, etc.). More of an expanded book layout
than a conventional art show, the entire kit-and-kaboodle
will fit into an actual single box to form an archive that will
then travel to be displayed again in a gallery, museum,
submarine, or space station. A pop/punk
imploding/exploding graphic whateverable.
The participants range from local to international
talent and from professional to first time exhibitors.
Made for different reasons, and for a variety of audiences,
the artwork here is presented democratically as a grid
of images - not unlike a museum display of industrial artifacts.
Through the uniformity of format and design of the installation,
curator Billy Miller and designer Jan Wandrag are attempting to
paradoxically convey the individuality and uniqueness of each
The exhibition will take place at Canco Lofts, 50 Dey Street,
Jersey City, NJ, with 10 other exhibitions Reception/Studio Tour
Kick-off Celebration: October 3rd from 6-10pm Exhibition
hours: Saturdays from noon to 5pm, Sept. 20, 27,
Oct. 11, 18, and during the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 4th and 5th from noon to 6pm
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