Monday, January 14, 2013

Jeremy Shaw at Sarah Macaulay & Co. Fine Art


OPENING Thursday JANUARY 17, 6 - 9PM

JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 28, 2013
In keeping with his ongoing investigations into the mapping of altered states, Transcendental Capacity brings together a selection of Jeremy Shaw’s recent photographic and video works.

Using a Kirlian camera – an out-moded 1960’s scientific-cum-mystic device which electrocutes an object in order to capture an image of it’s magnetic field, or ‘aura’ – Shaw has recorded a series of experiments as the basis for testing the profound effects of music. While listening to various songs from pop history that are thought to have ‘transcendent’ qualities (through headphones, in the dark), the artist photographs his index finger (by placing it directly on Polaroid film on the camera’s copper plate surface and receiving a shock) in order to monitor their visual effect, if any, on his aura.

Jeremy Shaw’s work has recently been on view at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (solo); MOCCA, Toronto (solo); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (group); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group). Upcoming exhibitions include Autocenter, Berlin (solo); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (solo); Mass MOCA, Massachussetts (group); GAK, Bremen (group).

Sarah Macaulay & Co. Fine Art  293 EAST 2nd AVENUE @ Scotia, VANCOUVER, BC

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