Curated by MK Guth
November 10th—December 4th, 2017
image: Sammie Cetta
Opening Reception November 10th, 7-10pm
Please join us at 6pm for Constructed, a curated screening by Candace Moeller (New York, NY) in the Hoffner Lodge Ballroom followed by a reading from Samantha Krukowski’s Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man
“Writing has nothing to do with signifying. It has to do with surveying, mapping, even realms that are yet to come.”
—Deleuze, Gilles; Guattari, Felix 1988. A Thousand Plateaus:
Capitalism and Schizophrenia. London: Athlone Press
Anytime Dept. presents Replacing Place, a group exhibition curated by artist MK Guth.
Replacing Place looks at artists whose work derives from a particular location be it physical, cultural or psychological. This group of artists address place as an expanded field where inspiration of a unique site, moment in time, or psychological state evolves, shifts, collapses and spreads into something new. Temporal, spatial, narrative, and physical modifications reshape the work into something in relation to the catalyst site, but different, an echo, offering new meaning in connection to aspiration, memory, longing and desire.
Exhibiting artists include:
Beth Campbell (New York, NY)
Sammie Cetta (Portland, OR)
Amanda Curreri (Cincinnati, OH)
Nan Curtis (Portland, OR)
Rashawn Griffin (Kansas City, MO)
Ruben Garcia Marrufo (Portland, OR/Mexicali, Mexico)
Small shifts in what is familiar amplify human presence and speak to the intricacies of social relations in MK Guth’s visual and performance work. An alumna of the New York University graduate school of fine arts, she has exhibited her work internationally at numerous museums, galleries and festivals including, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Nottdance Festival, England, Sonoma Art Museum, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Boise Art Museum, Gallery-Pfeister, Gudhjem Denmark, Franklin Parrasch Gallery NYC, Swiss Institute, NYC, White Columns, NYC, The Frye Art Museum, and The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. Guth is a founding member of the RED SHOE DELIVERY SERVICE, a collaborative performance project with artists Molly Dilworth and Cris Moss. She is the recipient of several awards including, the Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, administered by The Seattle Art Museum, and a Ford Family Foundation Fellowship. Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland Oregon and Cristin Tierney Gallery in NYC and is an Associate Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland OR.
Friday November 10th, 2017 6pm, Hoffner Lodge Ballroom
Constructed Screening curated by Candace Moeller (NYC)
Claudia Bitran, Welcome - 1:25 min
MK Guth, Warriors (Untitled) - 5:00 min
Nina Katchadourian, Mystic Shark - 4:34 min
Claudia Bitran, Titanic: a deep emotion (trailer) - 5:08 min
Molly Surno, Two Spirits - 4:48 min
Janet Biggs, Warning Shot - 2:08 min
Malia Jensen, The Bear’s Progress - 9:00 min
Seven videos explore the notion of the constructed, or things that are deliberately built. The subjects touched on vary greatly, but all reveal how easily places, identities, and perceptions can be assembled or disassembled. Some videos investigate our understanding of nature: Janet Biggs’ Warning Shot uses the stark environment of the arctic tundra to illuminate the contrast between human action and nature’s harmony, while Two Spirits by Molly Surno investigates the mythology of the Western landscape via a trans Navajo woman. Claudia Bitran’s Titanic: a deep emotion (trailer), on the other hand, focuses on materiality, incorporating recycled materials, handmade props, and trash to create a shot-for-shot remake of James Cameron’s epic love story on the unsinkable ship. Other videos deal with the structure of beliefs and how we adopt them. Sitting in a hotel room in Mystic, CT, Nina Katchadourian elicits amusement by donning sharp, petrified teeth in an awkward anthropomorphism of the much-feared titular creature in Mystic Shark. Echoing a familiar tale of self-discovery, a bear embarks on a journey to find himself in The Bear’s Progress by Malia Jensen, encountering love, conflict, and death along the way. In MK Guth’s Warriors (Untitled), a video of three women in dusty coveralls burying what may or may not be a body on a construction site suggests reality is only as authentic as we believe it to be.
A reading by Samantha Krukowski from her book, Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man
Samantha Krukowski is is an artist, author and educator. Trained as an architect and an art historian, she engages an interdisciplinary and intermodal practice that explores the nature of objects, the records of experience, the identity of place and the consequences of intervention. Her writing has focused on presence and absence in pictorial and spatial fields; rootedness and dislocation; utopias; time-based construction; the nature of creativity and the identity of the maker. Her edited volume Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man was published in 2014. Krukowski’s experimental and painterly videos have screened at hundreds of national and international film festivals; her drawings, paintings and sculptural works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.