Opening reception: Thursday, May 24, 6-9pm
On view at bitforms gallery
131 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
Regina Rex is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring graduate students from The Lamar Dodd School of Art - University of Georgia organized by New York-based curator, Wendy Vogel. The exhibition, Give Them the Slip, is presented by Regina Rex and will be mounted in bitforms gallery at 131 Allen Street. The exhibition will run from May 24 to May 27, with an exhibition reception on May 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Dimelza Broche, AC Carter, Ally Christmas, Lindy Erkes, Matthew Flores, Will Major, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, and Kaleena Stasiak.
Vogel writes: "Give Them the Slip —an idiom for avoiding capture—has a hard, metallic edge of criminality. It conjures cinematic images: a furtive chase by nightfall, or a skillful operation by a brilliant yet sympathetic criminal. The gangster-movie phrase came to mind as a way to unite the works on view, by MFA students at the University of Georgia. Their art gives our expectations the slip, through operations like performative masquerade, humor, and critically unpacking notions of digital labor."
Vogel is an art writer and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. A former editor at Flash Art International and Art in America, she also contributes to Artforum.com and MOUSSE, among other publications. She has organized or co-organized curatorial projects at venues including the Hessel Museum at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; The Kitchen, New York; VOLTA New York; and Baxter Street CCNY.