The exhibit at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Chelsea boasts that the current exhibit “Today I Made Nothing’ persists in its declaration that it remains open through the end of summer. But this is a trick. The gallery — closed through September 7th– will reopen during NYC’s Fashion Week, for another eleven days so those of us with too much visual stimulation from the runways can disappear into the sterile world of computers, paper, thoughts. The reality: upon seeing this exhibit, one experiences a buzz, a nice sedative effect. The artists presented beg the question: when are we thinking effectively, actually working, transferring our thoughts into creative enterprise or product and when are we just existing, hiding behind our desks, furniture, labor unions, computers, etc? Depending on how you use the means of production and your thoughts, you could be contributing in making things or you could just hide slink behind a desk or an idea, remain sloth in the process of it all.
Today I Made Nothing
Duncan Campbell, Alejandro Cesarco, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Tyler Coburn, Harun Farocki, Liam Gillick, Renée Green, Sam Lewitt, Jonathan Monk, Virginia Overton, Josef Strau, Mika Tajima
Organized by Tim Saltarelli
July 27 – September 18 (gallery closed for summer hiatus from August 14 – September 7)
Closing Reception: Friday, September 17, from 6-8 pm Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 West 20th Street, Tues-Sat: 11 to 6 pm.