LOST and FOUND:
Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures
Curated by Brian Barr
April 5- May 6, 2012
Temporary Project Space
1261 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Opening reception April 5, 2012, 6-8pm
LOST and FOUND: Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures marks the public launch of programming for PASSENGER, which will be a residency program and project space in Detroit. This show announces the vision, goals and type of ideas that PASSENGER seeks to support while we work towards establishing a permanent location. Showcasing the best local artists in the context of top emerging practitioners from around the country, LOST and FOUND looks at artists engaging with the concept of pictures in the era after the "death and resurrection of painting" in which images in any traditional capacity have become impossible in a critical context. In light of this impossibility comes the demand for a fresh investigation. LOST and FOUND showcases a generation of artists that are aware of the historical critique of the language of painting/images. This awareness informs their practice and a traversal of the liminal space between belief/doubt structures their conceptual framework.
The artists exhibited are Njideka Akunyili (New York, NY), Hartmut Austen (Detroit, MI), Jordan Buschur (Lincoln, NE), Tim Campbell (Washington, D.C.), Jesse Harrod (Chicago, IL), Yui Kugimiya (Brooklyn, NY), Doron Langberg (New Haven, CT), Nick Martin (Carbondale, IL), Ryan Parker (Philadelphia, PA), Lauren Rice (Detroit, MI), Amy Sacksteder (Ypsilanti, MI), Naomi Safran-Hon (Brooklyn, NY), Sharon Servillio (Queens, NY), SLINKO (Brooklyn, NY)
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Hartmut Austen is a painter and educator living in the Boston area.