LATE SUMMER BLUES
curated by Ian Daniel and Sara Reisman
LATE SUMMER BLUES is an exhibition of collage-based works in video, photography, and sculpture that reflects on our collective impulse to reconfigure and manipulate the landscape – both urban and rural – as a means of escape from the compression of summer in the city. Coupled with the desire to find respite from the concrete hardscapes that permeate our vision and movement, Late Summer Blues also suggests an imminent inversion of desire. As the middle of summer passes, a premature sense of nostalgia for the end of summer as an end of freedom comes into focus. How do we spend the last days of summer?
Each of the artists in the exhibition – Salvatore Arancio, Anthony Goicolea, Pablo Helguera, Mary Mattingly, Francesco Simeti, and Letha Wilson – offer us with views of summer that involve conceptual and formal manipulations as a means of re-orienting the viewer’s understanding of place, time, and the atmosphere we occupy.