"The Meronomic Antinomy of the Transfinite Realm (She's a Brick House)"

THE WRONG AGAIN GALLERY inaugural exhibition
Friday, April 1, 2011, 7-9 PM.
648 (W) Marshall Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.
The reception is free and open to the public.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

"The Meronomic Antinomy of the Transfinite Realm (She's a Brick House)" examines postmodern issues of nomadic identity, hybridity, globalized mobility, "in-betweeness," and artists living in the diaspora.   Using scavenged urban detritus, this rough-hewn installation, for example, employs historical events and cultural phenomena that have affected the African-American community through provocative investigations of psychosexual identity and female power. "The Meronomic Antinomy of the Transfinite Realm" is a decorative "object" that acts as a key site for the negotiation of self, psyche, gender, and sexuality.

The Art Guys' work continues to address desire and appetites, and the burden of engagement.  This investigation of personal freedoms includes the option to contrast and combine opposing cultural concepts.  Paying homage to artist heroes and cultural history, they give equal time to more accessible references of TV and pop music culture.  They select banks of knowledge accessible to many, (yet perhaps) while holding other meanings to the marginalized.

The exhibition will portray the visual power of a historical moment through mute distinctions between the fine and not so fine arts.

The Art Guys request that visitors hum the tune "Brick House" and sing along while viewing the exhibition. They believe that interacting with the installation in this specific manner will weld the visitor's psyche with the embodiment of the object thus completing the social/cultural loop.


Inspired by The Wrong Gallery, a project by Maurizio Catalan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick, which existed from 2002 to 2005 in the Chelsea Arts District in New York, The Wrong Again Gallery is the space in a closed doorway located in the studio of Greely Myatt. Despite the shallow 2 inches of floor space, the gallery will attempt a larger presence by using the internet to connect the Memphis community to various other locations around the world - wherever the exhibiting artists live and work. While the work will be physically in the space the artists will not, however through skype, we will connect with the artists in their studios or at other gallery and museum openings. Beyond these bi-city opening receptions, the space will be open by appointment or accident. (I have been known to go to Home Depot forgetting to shut my garage door.)

Each season, which will run from April Fool's Day to Halloween, will showcase the work of four artist, or artists teams. The 2011 line up is: The Art Guys, Houston, Texas; Aaron Suggs and Virginia Overton, Brooklyn, New York; Maaike Gouwenberg and Joris Lindhout, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Julie Wright, Memphis, Tennessee. Each project will be installed for six weeks. Opening receptions will bring the artists from around the world to The Wrong Again Gallery to celebrate their work, none however will be physically present. What a relief for the artists, an opening you don't have to attend!

The inaugural show by The Art Guys is "The Meronomic Antinomy of the Trans-Finite Realm (She's a Brick House)" and will open on Friday, April 1 st , 7-9 PM. The gallery address is 648 (W) Marshall Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103. The reception is free and open to the public.

If you'd like more information about The Wrong Again Gallery, or to schedule an interview, please call 901/230-7526, or e-mail gmyatt@memphis.edu

Contact: Greely Myatt
Cell phone: 901/230-7526
Email: gmyatt@memphis.edu


 
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