Saturday, September 19, 2009

WPA Opening | Michael Minelli

Michael Minelli

WPA, 510 Bernard St.,September 24 - October 17
Opening Reception Saturday, September 26, 7-10 pm

WPA presents “,” an exhibition of recent work by Michael Minelli. This is the second in a series of exhibitions scheduled at WPA, a new artist-run space located in Chinatown. Minelli’s work has long been invested in the quid pro quo between popular media discourse and the individual subject. In this recent series of sculpture and drawing, Minelli renders microphones, boom stands and free standing banners as avatars of public address. However, as opposed to being either “behind” or “in front of” the mic, the voice in these works emerges as stuck somewhere between states of mediation and misrecognition. Minelli’s use of materials and language suggests how distortion itself might be claimed as a site of agency. Be it through quotation, lyric or utterance, the voice in “” erupts as a shower of alternative somebodies; occupying positions of both call and response.

Gallery open 12-6pm, Thursday - Sunday or by appointment.

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