Jun 10 – Jul 17
Opening reception: Jun 10, 6-9pm, at the Knockdown Center
Closing Reception: July 17, 5-9pm at the Knockdown Center with a special Piece by RAFT (Pat Noecker).
Energy is neither created nor destroyed; rather, it changes form…with
Young Sun Han
special map by Michael Merck
This curatorial experiment will present 25 artists’ personal artifacts exposing small natural take-aways from a creative’s beloved landscape.
The suspended installation will showcase small physical remnants of a single journey, or moment in time, which an artist wanted to remember and take away, opposed to the carefully crafted work they usually complete to show the public. Through these remnants, the artists willingly share their inspiration, intention and momentum with participants.
Viewers will be invited to explore and bask, if you will, in the echoing auras that these talismans cast. There is a recreating of sacred space for each object, which ultimately has an intimate value to the artist, alongside their manufactured conception.
Just as chest x-rays of Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly’s glasses, Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels or Andy Warhol’s wig were sold at auction for a significant price tag, could these talismans of established artists become a valuable collector’s item? Or are these geographical remnants truly priceless? We invite you to discover the energy transactions.
Organized by Elijah Wheat Showroom (Liz Nielsen and Carolina Wheat)
'Long Term Exposure' is the title for a performance at the closing. Pat Noecker will set up 10 amps in a circle and execute his tonal sound work called “Long Term Exposure.” A floor rug and pillow will be positioned in front of each amp in order to provide listeners with an immersive experience where they will be bathed in sustained sine waves over a period of 30 minutes. Long Term Exposure was designed using tone-generating apps with the aim to positively alter the physical body through protracted sound. The piece grew from Noecker’s experiments playing tone-generating apps, most recently for Hopes And Fears Magazine and at Trans-Pecos.