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Poor Traits

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Curated by Justin Craun

March 26 – April 3, 2010

Mat Brinkman

MV Carbon

Max Eisenberg

CF

Daniel Lopatin

John Olson

Nate Young

Louis V. E.S.P. is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by seven artists who are known primarily for their music. Poor Traits presents a closer look at the visual work of these musicians, all of whom have been loosely associated with the American “noise” movement.  This term in itself holds little descriptive power so it seems necessary to delve deeper into the images that surround the genre. The works in this show have found connections in their sense of playfulness, theatricality, narrative disposition, and/or deadpan sensibilities.

Mat Brinkman, a founding member of Fort Thunder artist space, has played in Mindflayer and Forcefield and is known in the indie comic community for his elaborate Multi-Force comic strip. Brooklyn based MV Carbon is a painter and composer who has collaborated with many artists including John Wiese, Tony Conrad and Aki Onda. She is one half of the band Metelux. Max Eisenberg co-runs the performance venue The Bank in Baltimore and has performed with Nautical Almanac, Little Howlin’ Wolf, Rubbed Raw Dance Squad and in his solo rap outfit DJ Dog Dick. CF is active in the art, music and comic book worlds. He has performed music under the name Kites and more recently Mark Lord. He is the writer and draftsman of the graphic novel series Powr Mastrs.  Daniel Lopatin is a member of Infinity Window and Oneohtrix Point Never. He runs the cd-r label Upstairs and maintains the culture blog Skull Theft. John Olson and Nate Young are members of the epic Michigan based Wolf Eyes. Olson is head of American Tapes label and is also a member of Dead Machines, and Graveyards. Nate Young’s AA label produces records, tapes, shirts, and treated or converted analogue televisions and radios. His other musical projects include Jean Street, Demons, and Regression.

Nate Young

Nate Young

Nate Young

Daniel Lopatin

John Olson

Mat Brinkman

MV Carbon

CF

Max Eisenberg

Derek Larson: “Blank State”

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Closing Reception: Wed. March 10, 2010, 7-11 PM

Runs March 3-10, by appointment. Email info@louisvesp.com

Larson is concerned with “working with his hands” in the sculptural space inside video and in blurring the lines between social and media spaces. He describes his intention to close his videos in a “culturally dependent, feedback-loop” and, as a sculptor, is attracted to video’s infinite reproducibility. For example, one video in the show entitled “Danny Tanner” (from the series “Closed Media Systems”) is just that: a one minute, closed loop of Bob Saget’s character Danny Tanner becoming increasingly tanner. Other works in the show appropriate the methodologies and deadpan humor of tactical media while drawing a focus on its formal qualities and relationships in lieu of fixed and pointed content.

http://www.dereklarson.net

Mirror / Window

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Curated by Preeti Sodhi and James Woodward

January 28, 2010, 7:30-10PM

Karen Y Chan (New York), Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn (Paris/Brest, France), Michael Haight (Riverside, California), Anne Herzog (Paris), JJ Higgins (Prairie Village, Kansas), Mayumi Komuro (New York), Yaron Lapid (London), Derek Larson (DeLand, Florida), David J. Merritt (New York), Nicholas O’Brien (Chicago), Amelia Saul (New York/Berlin), David Trullo (Madrid), Blair Zaye (London)

Mirror/Window is the inaugural installment of a nomadic, integrative video art salon. The salon takes form at Louis V. E.S.P., a new exhibition space located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and scheduled to begin full programming this year.

Mirror/Window focuses on works that meditate on themes of space and architecture by investigating the relationship between public and private spheres, the body within space, and social codes embedded in architecture. The videos are trans-generational and transnational; spanning from a hotel room in Berlin to popular 80’s sitcoms, simulations of a model home to the iris of a human eye.

Presented in a two-channel facing format and running on a continuous loop, the videos are forced to both confront and familiarize themselves with one another, sparking new and unexpected dialogues framed by notions of place and indulged in by the spontaneity of moving image.

Apartment Show: “Boo Models”

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

www.apartmentshow.net