Date: 25 September - 5 October, 2015
Location: ROOMSERVICE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A show by PHOENIX LINDSAY HALL & MARIA RAPICAVOLI
Curated by Jess English
The show brings together the works of two artists, each individually consumed with the palpable and personal effects of current and historical violence. The works utilize documentation from actual events, creating a portal through which we may access the emotional realities of these moments in modes less distant than those of our everyday media hyperbole, or concerned narrative analysis.
The works presented portray a deep tenderness on the part of the artists for the victims of the different violences. Lindsey-Hall creates impossibly delicate porcelain sculptures of the documented objects used in sexually motivated violent crimes, while Rapicavoli works with film, photography and slide projection to empathize with the experience of boat people, refugees and immigrants fleeing economic and political strife.
The show carries a particular urgency against the current backdrop of refugee crises and racial aggression. Beginning from that context, Living Together is Easy aims to create a space for considering the impact on individuals amongst these much larger global, economic and political networks. Rapicavoli gives voice to the internal lives of the displaced, and Lindsey-Hall says in a recent statement: “ ...my work points to the fragility of life not just for sexual and racial minorities, but for us all.”
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