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17 ESSEX ST, NY NY 10002
SEPT 8-OCT 21
RECEPTION : SEPT 8, 6-9 PM

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PRESS RELEASE (by AJAY KURIAN)

In Pooneh Maghazehe’s work, we see various sets of twins, both split and duplicated. Halved bodies remain in concert, doubled visages lead parallel lives. They are a complicated family. However, her form of twinning is not biological, but more akin to a kind of historical and psychological orthopedics - doubling, cutting, and salvaging without predetermined destinies. Twins caused anxiety for both ancient and pre-modern societies and were often explained through polarities of wonder or horror. They became the bearers of dichotomous creation, as well as instillers of ambiguity, and the guardians of fragile humans, as if they were extra-ordinary. Perhaps the most famous historical set of twins are Castor and Pollux, half-twin brothers of myth, immortalized in the constellation Gemini as well as through various sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Altogether, they describe a mythography and symbology that connects them with sailors, horses, and war. The brothers came to help those in need, or in dire straits. Their association with horses can often be seen in them riding horses, or simply as horses themselves - noble and victorious.

Maghazehe’s horses are not calm and victorious like Castor and Pollux, they are heaving, frothy, and hissing. They are duplicates - cast from the same mold, but then changed and remade, becoming like the stories they tell: conflicted. Like Gothic grotesques, Maghazehe’s animals are charged with expressive excess, but their symbolic presence is nearly inverted. Animals became conduits for various traits associated with their better and worse selves. Lambs go up, goats go down. Doves go up, gulls go down. While apes, monkeys, and baboons have a more complicated history - one that marches closer to the rhythm of the Enlightenment. Maghazehe uses animals to oppose the nature we artificially gave them, the essences we invented for them and then naturalized.

Maghazehe’s questions appear in her materials. Twins and grotesques serve as possible avenues for understanding a body that does not and cannot need divine permission. These bodies are asking the questions of how we find worldly permission to be ourselves against ourselves, how we wrestle with the multiplicity of gained and sloughed off versions of ourselves. The goat, once associated with the demonic, appears beatific in Maghazehe’s hands. Its gaze, amidst the sculpture’s material provocations, is without fear, without pain - content. Her baboons are split open, like an ancient obelisk just discovered to be hollow, untouched and perfectly velveteen. Her gulls are warring with themselves, cut along variously torquing axes, distributing sculptural weight along the lines of implied psychological heft. Their shrieking faces are contained in the suede-like colors, like an antacid for excessive form. Each body, split, or mirrored, or doubled, all seem to be in the complicated act of discovery.

Without a divinely plotted path, each figure must understand itself to be something headed towards nothing, sometimes battling with the nothings of the everyday, and the cuts, measures and motions of their forms aim to hold this something and nothing together.

Ajay Kurian is an artist and writer. He lives and works in Brooklyn. He is represented by 47 Canal in New York and Sies+Höke in Germany.

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SPLIT DOUBLE ZERO
@ RESORT
RESORT BALTIMORE
235 PARK AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21201
RECEPTION : SEPT 15, 6-9 PM

PRESS RELEASE:

"Twins caused anxiety for both ancient and pre-modern societies and were often explained through polarities of wonder or horror. They became the bearers of dichotomous creation, as well as instillers of ambiguity, and the guardians of fragile humans, as if they were extra-ordinary. Perhaps the most famous historical set of twins are Castor and Pollux, half-twin brothers of myth, immortalized in the constellation Gemini..." (Ajay Kurian)

Pooneh Maghazehe’s installation, Split Double Zero, is a single body of work divided between two locations. Presented simultaneously at Resort in Baltimore and 17 Essex in New York City, the work in Split Double Zero exhibits a series of dichotomies through simultaneous doubling and dividing of twins - both in process of making the works and in their destined placement.

The act of casting duplicates as a means to re-instate difference seems self defeating, inverted - a cross cancellation. With no two things alike, but meant to be seen as pairs or as half of a whole, this inherent conflict reveals the shared edge between permanence and erasure. Not unlike the way in which they each became, the entire body of work is finally, also, split - this time physical by geography. The singular thread that keeps these parts tethered, albeit momentarily, is that they were once one.

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HAELER ECHO
OPEN HOUSE
LIA LOWENTHAL, POONEH MAGHAZEHE, SOPHIE STONE
185 EAST BROADWAY #2 NEW YORK, NY 10002
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016 1:00PM-6:00PM

In the dismantling of form and content, integral structural elements and decorative, more incidental elements remain co-present. In the space of their co-presence, their weaving together, their folding in and enfolding, we may come undone, disoriented, forget how touse things. Or we may build new vocabularies of use and gesture, of style, of setting. OPEN HOUSE, the third event of Season 2: “Against, Beside, Above and Beyond,” invites actors to assemble in this domestic scene. There is no set schedule to the day. Guests are welcome to stop by at any time, stay for as long as they wish, and participate on any level.
The OPEN HOUSE encourages prolonged and expanded engagement with new artworks by Lia Lowenthal, Pooneh Maghazehe and Sophie Stone, in an intimate context. The day considers different unscripted activities in a space of mutual reverberation. Self-organized and group study sessions may occur organically. By this we mean, talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing, suffering, some convergence of all three, collected under the name of speculative practice (Fred Moten and Stefano Harney on “study,” The Undercommons). Reading and discussion of a selection of texts chosen by the artists may take place independently or in groups spontaneously and/or continuously. Other activities may include the screening of a short film, listening and writing sessions, demonstrations by the artists, arranging flowers, cooking and tea-making. OPEN HOUSE stages an ongoing scenography in the living space, around and with works of art, by cultivating atmosphere, attention, and conversation in a variety of directions.
Works by Gloria Maximo and Carter Mull, installed earlier in the season, continue to be on view.

Organized by: Josephine Shokrian, Rachel Valinsky and Lulu Wolf.

Lia Lowenthal (b. 1984, New York City) is an artist based in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, and a BA from University of California, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions and collaborations include 321 Gallery (NY, 2015), Wendy’s Subway (NY, 2015), Southfirst (NY, 2014), Swiss Institute (NY, 2014), and Art in General (NY, 2012). Her work has been written about in the New Yorker and Paletten Magazine.
Pooneh Maghazehe (b. 1979 Brooklyn, NY) has exhibited works and collaborative performances at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Beijing 798 Biennale, Newark Penn Station, DePaul University Museum in Chicago, ICA Philadelphia, 247365, and ICA Portland. She received an MFA from Columbia University (2011) and MS in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute (2005). Maghazehe has worked in the field of architectural design for the past 11 years. She owns and operates the interior design firm LM // PM Productions LLC and teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
Sophie Stone (b. 1987, lives and works in New York) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Her work has been shown at Nicole Klagsbrun, Shoot the Lobster, Night Gallery and Del Vaz Projects. Stone is also a co-founder of Petrella’s Imports.
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HAELER ECHO holds occasions for collaborators across various disciplines to gather in a convivial context. A program of events grouped under the banner of a seasonal thematic focus sets the stage for collective inquiry. We organize conversations around readings, film, performance, visual, and audio arts, and encourage evolving exchanges through a dialogical approach.

Haeler Echo Season 02: "Against, Beside, Above and Beyond" stages an ongoing scenography within the domestic interior. Works installed at Haeler Echo intervene in the familiar fabric of the living room, the dining room, the bedroom, and the kitchen. Their dispositions produce renewed encounters between objects and bodies and reorient the function of pre-existing furnishings and decor. This scenography gives way to an other space, one of mutual reverberation where the presence of the work has an evolving effect. Recognition of these interactions is encouraged through selected readings and discussions, and through presentations (screenings and talks) which often reveal, as Derrida writes, cooperation from the outside. Season 02 will be held from March through May 2016, and will present works by Julia Crockett, Alan Gutierrez, Lia Lowenthal, Sara Magenheimer, Pooneh Maghazehe, Gloria Maximo, Carter Mull, Sophie Stone, Ben Vida, and more tba.

ACCESS: Haeler Echo is located on the 2nd floor of a townhouse in the lower east side of Manhattan. There are two flights of stairs with handrails and currently no elevator. This space is not scent-free, but we do ask that attendees come fragrance-free. If you require ASL interpretation, closed-captioning, audio description or have any other access needs, please contact haelerecho@gmail.com

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THE MUSEUM OF LOVE AND DEVOTION
ORGANIZED BY JASON METCALF
FAIRVIEW MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART, FAIRVIEW, UTAH
DECEMBER 13, 2014 - APRIL 11, 2015

Contributors from outside the collection:

Wulf Barsch, Adam Bateman, Hannah Bounaguro, Tanya Brodsky, Geoffrey Clements, CLUI Photo Archive, Bill Conger, Chris Coy, Jim Drain, Andre Eugene, Eureka City Council, Ryan Foerster, Leah Gordon, Rashawn Griffin, Stephen Groo, Michael Handley, Mike Hansen, Trent Harris, Davey Hawkins, Micol Hebron, Robert Janitz, Amy Jorgensen, Natalie Labriola, Tim Lokiec, Jason Bailer Losh, Allan Ludwig, Pooneh Maghazehe, Servanne Mary, David Matorin, Marjorie Mcclure, Collection of Aaron Moulton, Asger Kali Mason Ravnkilde Moulton, Conrad Nebeker, Ryan Neely, Colin Nesbit, Pablo Picasso, Corky Ra, Larry Roberts and Diane Orr, Guy Rusha, Pascual Sisto, Daniel Small, Harry Smith, Byron Stout, Michael Thibault, Roland Thompson, Unknown, Morganne Wakefield, Lindsey Winkel, Bree Zucker

From within the collection:

Dorothy Anderson, George Edward Anderson, Mckay Anderson, Anonymous, Allan Beck, Max Blain, Leroy Budvarson, Brian Christensen, Larry Christensen, Harold Christiansen, Thomas Edison, Avard Fairbanks, Lyndon Graham, Maitlind Graham, H.W.C., Aden V. Johnson, Debra Kent, Tena Koeven, Leo Krikorian, Lynn Mills, Kenneth Mitchell, Bob Moss, G. Glade Peterson, North Sanpete High School, Relief Society of Spring City, Heber Stanfield, Edmund Amasa Tucker, Unknown, Herald Vance

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Nov 22, 2013 - Dec 20, 2013
Opening: Friday, Nov 22th, 7-10pm

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Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Etiquette for Lucid Dreaming
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October 11 2013 - December 24 2013
Opening: Friday, Oct 11, 6-9pm

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ARTCRUSH
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