January 20, 2000 - Plum Projects is pleased to present an exhibition entitled Multiple Bodies at the LL Gallery. The show features the work of 13 New York artists working in a variety of media. Each artist displays a unique site-specific piece reflecting the spacial and social conditions of the clubs three main galleries, and playfully interpreting the shows title.
Kathleen Sweeneys video tower installation includes images from her Rockefeller Grant-nominated project, Claires Bipolar Episode, which dissects the teen-age female psyche & figure, and explores the experience of female adolescence in America. A close scrutiny of mandatory bar signs and signage scattered throughout the club will reveal Ryan McGinnesss humorous takes on regulations. In Devon Dikeous on-going performance piece Out, Out Damn Spot!, warmed hand towels are passed and used by visitors. The vanquished remains hang as forgotten relics alongside photographs of their users.
From H. N. Semjons DeliGrocery Project, consumer habits are examined and multiplied in the artists sculptures of ubiquitous products, encapsulated in bleached beeswax and displayed in two refrigerator cases. Brushstrokes multiply across the canvas of Andy McNishs signature-style painting, creating lush patterns of shading and light. Overhead drawings by Rebecca Landmér explore aspects of communication, their hand-to-ear motion conveying a sense of heightened auditory scrutiny for noisy club denizens.
Cross-sections of portraiture and human stampedes are diametrically opposed in the work of Leopoldo Gout Grautoff, Daniel Mirer, Kathleen HeikeTriem and Catherine Leuthold, whose images transport viewers into varied locations and circumstances. James Croaks life-size Suits are conceived to camouflage and wear as armor: the body is transfigured, vacated, and ultimately discarded. John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres life-casts capture spontaneous and fleeting expressions of neighborhood inhabitants, perceiving & giving form to a changing world.
Plum Projects is an arts organization specializing in public relations, project development and artist advisory services. Multiple Bodies is the first curated exhibition by Plum Projects Rachel Weingeist & Caitlin Miesen.
The LL Gallery is open by appointment only. For questions or to arrange an appointment to view the exhibition, please call Plum Projects at 212.505.6198. This exhibition is on view through February 29, 2000.
Multiple Bodies is sponsored by NextMonet.com, The Fields, Jeollado, Manhattan Beer and Tymeline Video.