Carriage Trade

  • Another Green World

    September 22 - November 28, 2010
    Betty Beaumont Betty Beaumont’s images of camouflaged cell phone towers reveal the absurd characteristics of green washing in its most concrete form. Transforming the look of “natural” into an insidious theatrical device, these cloaked towers appear as various forms of trees depending on their region or climate. Turning the Darwinian notion of natural selection on its end, the fake evergreens and palm trees represent a “permanent” state of nature and remain immutable save for the interests of (...)

  • Archival Material ("doubles")

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    The posters, catalogues, videos, archival material available from carriage trade are described below. The archival material included in carriage trade exhibitions and offered here is produced by the gallery and provides a fact-based context for the artworks in the show. Employing the formal properties of traditional exhibition presentation, the content of this material often reflects the adage “truth is stranger than fiction.” Note: For amounts of $75 (“look-a-likes”) and $175 (“doubles”) (...)

  • Ronald Cotton Incident Year: 1984 Jurisdiction: NC Charge: Rape, Burglary Conviction: Rape (2 cts.), Burglary (2 cts.) Sentence: Life plus 54 Years Year of Conviction: 1985, 1987 Exoneration Date: 6/30/95 Sentence Served: 10.5 Years Real perpetrator found? Yes Contributing Causes: Eyewitness Misidentification, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science Compensation? Yes From a March 10, 2009 Meredith Vieira interview on the Today Show with Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald (...)

  • Mistaken Identity

    May 7 - July 18, 2010
    Dan Graham Exploring the limits of self-consciousness and its representation, Dan Graham’s mid-1970s video and performances were highly charged experiments in the ‘splitting’ of the self via its reflections and representations. In Performer/Audience/Mirror, 1977, Graham adopted the no-nonsense cadence of a sportscaster as he gave a ‘play by play’ account of his activity in the space between an audience and wall-sized mirror. Shifting from banal descriptions of his movements reflected in the (...)

  • Market Forces

    Part 1 and 2
    at Galerie Erna Hecey
    May 28, 2009 - August 8, 2009
    Michael Ashkin Constructed out of cardboard on the gallery floor, Michael Ashkin’s Hiding places are many, excape only one, a section of a sprawling squatter city, is made up of clusters of buildings with no real center or hierarchy of purpose. Foregoing program or central planning as- sociated with towns or cities governed through a set of codes which evolve over time to address health, safety, and business concerns, the apparently random association of these structures seems to have been (...)

  • The Cult of Personality

    Portraits and Mass Culture
    at Galerie Erna Hecey
    October 17 - November 29, 2008
    Yasser Aggour Made by sign painters in Egypt, a country where one can have a painting done more cheaply than printing a photograph, the production process of Yasser Aggour’s portraits of world leaders and entertainers engage the economic and cultural exchange values of the “global marketplace”. While the faces are fairly accurate from a representational standpoint, the cultural origins are inexplicably present in these paintings, which are then represented by Aggour as photographs. The (...)

  • Market Forces

    Part II: Consumer Confidence
    David Baskin Displayed in the gallery’s window on glass shelving that vaguely resembles those from a medicine cabinet, the objects in David Baskin’s installation are halfway between purist Brancusi-esque sculptures and mass produced goods which are clearly invested in their fetishistic aura. Cast from Dove shampoo bottles that eroticize a mundane product, the presentation of these objects suggests a realm that is both asserting its private relationship with the consumer, while inviting (...)

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