thru Dec 23:
“Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”
Derrick Cruz, Jeremy Dyer and Luke Kranker
Munch Gallery, 245 Broome St., NYC (at Ludlow)
Titled after the 1979 manifesto calling for control of the masses through social engineering, the exhibition illustrates each artist’s preoccupation with the didactic as a counterbalance to the use of mythopoeia in commercial and political messaging. In contrast, their work takes shape as minimal plastic objects, stark black and white prints and droning audio all produced from a diversity of new and traditional media.
thru June 7:
Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter
The Clocktower Gallery, 108 Leonard St., NYC (13th Floor)
Japanese born artist Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter is in the midst of an expansive residency at The Clocktower Gallery in TriBeCa. The first half of the residency has involved the creation of a mural (in his signature “Quick Turn Structure” style) inside of the residency studio with microphones recording the sounds of the aerosol sprays. Theses audio files will be used for the second half of the residency. After the room is painted white again and restored to its original condition it will be turned into a sound installation piece. Many small speakers will reproduce the previously recorded sounds of the painting process and therefore serve as a reminder of the mural that has been created producing these sounds but is already long gone.