(Un)Mediated at Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery edit info

111 Front Street #222 Brooklyn 11201
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(Un)Mediated

Curated by David Rios Ferreira and Christine Walia

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 6-9pm

As children, our verbal and visual vocabulary develop through mediated and unmediated experiences with objects, images, media and the adults in our lives. As we begin to express thoughts and create images of our own, they begin with a reinterpretation of what we have absorbed. As if drawing on this early developmental practice the 10 artists featured in this exhibition pull from existing sources to produce new forms, new ideas, and tackle abstract and conceptual issues that move beyond their source materials.

This collection of artists pull from a multitude of sources—some from pop cultural icons, and mass produced images, others ritually comb through the detritus of our daily life. Each artist uniquely manipulates and reinterprets their own observations in an ongoing exploration of the self. Some artists explore the self through the lens of history, myth, landscape, and childlike references—others pose questions and new possibilities. What manifests are bold, complex works with embedded narratives. Overall, the works on view encourage the viewer to share a vision in which identity is a landscape where past, present, and future all reside.

Participating artists:
Felipe Baeza
Rina Banerjee
Mitsuko Brooks
Cecile Chong
Juan Hinojosa
Rachel Meuler
Lina Puerta
Nyugen Smith
Jennifer Williams
Saya Woolfalk

Image caption:
Nyugen Smith
Untitled, 2012
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