Brent Birnbaum: “Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester” at Denny Gallery

Denny Gallery is pleased to announce “Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester,” a solo exhibition by Brent Birnbaum on view from July 13th to August 26th, 2016. Please join us for an opening reception for the artist Brent Birnbaum on Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is Birnbaum’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

 

“Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester” is a continuation of Birnbaum’s practice of collecting obsolescent objects and repurposing these collections with whimsy and aesthetic rigor. The installation comprises more than forty used, wood-paneled mini-refrigerators stacked in totems of varied height, which will be positioned close together filling the main space of the gallery. The interiors of the fridges house micro-worlds of color-coordinated elements from Birnbaum’s collections and miniature objects he has fabricated. The viewer will be able to explore the interiors of the fridges, inviting an experience of voyeurism and discovery. The fridges will be plugged in and humming, moving the air in the space, so that the experience of the exhibition will not only be visual and tactile, but also aural and olfactory. Many of Birnbaum’s projects have featured domestic objects, and are thus informed by Birnbaum’s interests in design, consumer culture, and notions of private and public space. Birnbaum’s work engages with the legacy of Duchamp in his use of the readymade object, humor, and voyeurism, as well as Minimalism in his use of everyday materials, shifts in scale, and formal concerns.

Start Date

July 13, 2016

End Date

August 26, 2016

Hours

11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Denny Gallery, 261 Broome Street New York, NY 10002

Event Type

Public

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