Alternative Dreamers at Ascent Private Capital Management, Cincinnati
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Alternate Projects is pleased to announce Alternative Dreamers, an exhibition presented by Ascent Private Capitol Management, Cincinnati in association with Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon and Alternate Projects, Cincinnati. Alternative Dreamers, installed throughout the private offices of Ascent Private Capital Management, is a show organized by Linda Schwartz, Director of Alternate Projects, featuring the work of five Cincinnati-based artists.
This exhibition is by appointment only - please schedule a time to view it by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is a compilation of found newspaper images showing every type of fighter aircraft currently in service anywhere in the world. 170 in all, the names of these planes are each listed on the front and back covers of the book. The clippings along with the aircraft images are presented in a variety of shapes and sizes and at times with fragments of text whose captions suggest a narrative context. A tension is created between the book's everyday low-tech contents of the banal newspaper clippings with that of its subject- the latest high tech killing machines. The images of the aircraft, always caught in action, and often placed floating against a white ground begin to look like fantastic mechanized flying creatures.
“The more affected will declare that there is “nothingnew under the sun,” as in the Old Testament. As for myself, in this textament Iwill objectify that, beyond pornography and eroticism, the body emergestriumphantly. Not the massacred body of earth's people. Not the sculpted bodyof the myths. Not only the physical body of poets. Another body. In the lineageof Sade and Duchamp: a body-poetry, an energy-writing, or any other name youwish to give it.” - Eduardo Kac, "Rebelde sem Calça", 1984.
…..Displaying her hallmark aesthetic of cut-and-sew tailoring, the latest program further investigates the delicate balance between “the intent of the creator and the subjective interpretation of the receiver,” according to a press release from Sacai. By taking clothes from the everyday and elevating them, Abe forges an entirely new context altogether.
An example of such artistic repurposing is the typographic artwork of American artist Lawrence Weiner, seen on all-over prints rendered on select pieces….
But his interest in rhythmic patterns continued. In “Drumming,” he said, a piece composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccolo, “We’re playing in unison and I pull away slowly, as slowly as I can, until I get one 16th note ahead. And we hold. And what you hear are basically canons, or rounds, like ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat,’ except instead of a tune you’re hearing a pattern.”
Different people, depending on where they’re sitting, will hear different patterns, he said. “It’s like looking at a complex rug, and saying, ‘Hey, do you see that pattern over there?’”
Murakami, who has brought his playful, anime-inspired characters to fashion collaborations like Louis Vuitton and limited edition Vans, says his fascination with anime started early on. “I am part of the first generation to watch ‘Star Wars’ real time, so I’ve naturally been influenced by the series. As such, I believe the influence has seeped into my self expression...”