One of our contributors, dear friend, and collective member, Robert Hickerson is presenting his new work at AMO Studios next week. A short run event, the exhibition will expand on a body of work that Robert has been working on since his 2012 show, Debasement. The show will definitely be great, and unmissable.
Full press release after the cut.
April 28th – May 2nd, 2014
106 Eldridge Street
New York, NY
AMO Studios is pleased to present JOAN, a new exhibition by Robert Hickerson. This will be the gallery’s second solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Presenting a new video work alongside a performative installation, Hickerson examines the presentation of a person as a collection of memories and how to relate and exist within that collection as means of a transference from one life to another.
Having documented his parents relationship following their divorce in his 2012 show Debasement, Hickerson shifts his focus further back to his father’s mother – a woman he knew little about. Through research and discussion he pieced together a portrait, comprised of objects, events and photos that was used as a starting point. From that he brings her presence to the present by reviving and reliving the moments that formed who she was as a person. Using video and performance JOAN rethinks familial history and exhibits memory as it truly exists – as an interpretation and not an exact document.
In conjunction to the video and installation, a series of familial artifacts will be exhibited. The recontextualization of these heirlooms, ranging from his grandfather’s war uniform to a series of paintings by his self-taught great grandmother, questions the potency of their history and if it is inherent to the object itself.
Robert Hickerson is a video, performance and installation artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured in numerous solo shows, including The Persistence of the Cinematic in Contemporary Practice at SCA Galleries in Sydney, Australia, TVVIN HAUS: The Blind Leading the Bling, iiiPoints, Miami, FL, Crossing Screens, Kellen Gallery, New York, NY, and Hyperbolic Paraboloids, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY. He is also a contributer to Lint-roller.com
JOAN will be on view from April 28th to May 2nd, 2014
With a reception on April 28th, from 6-9pm
A performance on April 30th, from 1-6pm
and a closing reception for the artist on May 2nd, from 6-9pm
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