In the era of Photoshop, we all know photography is no longer a pure art form. Now, ten artists intend to push the medium even further by injecting other disciplines like cinema, sculpture, poetry and painting. Opening tomorrow at The Hole is Attachments, featuring The New York Times Art’s writer, Andrew Kuo, multifaceted photographer Jason Nocito, and BULLETT’s own, Sandy Kim, among others. Curators Kathy Grayson and Tim Barber, creator of website and Smartphone app, Tinyvices, assembled a compelling dialogue on the potentialities of media. The result is an often kaleidoscopic and inherently surreal wandering through the dimensions of digital time and space; in other words, this show is trippy as hell. Not for one with a weak stomach, Asger Carlsen’s photographs depict supposed sculpture in a form that is half-human and half-mutated mound of flesh – a bit like a Francis Bacon work come to life. Katie Steciw uses programmed technology to create a collage with hidden imagery and text – an enlightening scavenger hunt, to say the least. Finally, Sandy Kim’s most recent documentations of the dingy cubbyholes of youth culture will tile two walls of the exhibit. These pieces and more will all come together to create Attachments, an overt reference to the transmission and intersection of media. Needless to say, don’t be surprised when you stumble upon some of these artworks on Tumblr.
Opening Reception: October 20, 6-9 PM, The Hole, 312 Bowery. (Show runs until November 3rd.)