JANUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 14, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 10, 2009 6 -8 PM
OTHERS AMONG OTHERS
OTHERS AMONG OTHERS
untitled, 1994 -
black ink on 144 white cotton medium t-shirts on white-
painted hangers with chrome hooks with wood and wire
variable installation dimensions
LaMontagne Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Others Among Others", a new exhibition organized by and featuring Andrew Witkin in the main gallery. "Others Among Others" also includes an exhibit by Tatyana Gubash in the project room and a sound project titled "Music for Circumstances: MBTA, No. 9 bus, City Point Copley Square via Broadway Station" available for download on the web as a soundtrack for a visitor's travels to the gallery. In addition there will be three talks at the gallery during the course of the show. Opening reception for the artist on January 10th from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Andrew Witkin's project is a companion presentation to the one he currently has on view at Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the ICA's Foster Prize Exhibition. For this exhibition, Witkin will be showing a group of 144 t-shirts, each with a different text (by various people) on them, each hung on a hanger, ready to be read. There will also be a group of pieces surrounding the shirts, ranging from a stereo playing an ever-increasing number of versions of the American traditional song, "Stagolee", to an arrangement of mirrors, to a check-list as study guide as notebook, among other found, altered, designed and organized objects.
Tatyana Gubash was born in Yugoslavia. Educated in Canada, Italy and New York, she has exhibited in the United States and Canada. She is now showing for the first time a small selection from a body of work which has been in process since 1995. In this exhibition are three interrelated groupings of images and themes: bubbles, lesbian clown porn and Gubash's own signature, presented in ink on paper in pieces of varying size. Understanding her own gestures and the gestures of translation are of equal fascination to Gubash and motivate her pursuit of unusual structures both in the images and in this gallery installation. The artist's discursive process involves redrawing, recreating, tracing, projecting, amplifying, dissecting, and distorting chosen work to reveal new found patterns. The process is a dialogue of self-referential mark-making in a regenerating cycle of artifact creation.
Benjamin Chaffee works both visual and aurally. For this project, he has created the newest element in his ongoing series of works, "Music for Circumstances". His piece can be downloaded at www.musicforcircumstances.com.
Manuel de Santaren (Wednesday, Jan 28, 7pm) will present a talk on his current interests, as pertaining to engaging a hypothetical space.
Daniel Scholnick (Wednesday, Feb 4 7pm) bought a ramshackle building in Philadelphia four years ago and has, by hand, been renovating it with the goal of helping his local community, becoming a resident, creating a quality art creation space, all in a sustainable and affordable manner. Scholnick will talk about having a project that's simultaneously a performance, the building of one's home and an act of entrepreneurialism (a performed act of artistic applied political economy).
Andrew Witkin (Wednesday, Feb 11, 7pm) will give a walk through of "Others Among Others" and will discuss related projects, among other topics.