Kim Brickley (MFA '09) in Solo Show at Amos Eno Gallery, June 24-July 11

Skull, Kim Brickley

The tension between the natural and unnatural is a consistent thread in much of what Kim Brickley makes, especially the space where the two overlap, as well as how this overlap and tension influence our self-perception. The orange-powdered cheese and blue Kool-Aid dust that is advertised as food fascinates and disgusts Kim, as does the preserved open cadavers photographed for medical books.
The spaces in this work could be seen as systemic portraits, with the aim of examining the incomprehensibility of existence through scanned medical imaging, biochemical reaction, and psychological space. Despite all of our current technological imagery, a distinct disconnect still exists between the image of an interior of a body and our personal understanding of it.
The title Syn-chronic refers to the synchronicity of bodily function, and how it eventually falters into sickness and degeneration, and the constant struggle between thriving and contaminated tissue. Chronic also refers to the compulsive daily habits of our culture that contribute to this slowly faltering synchronicity, such as the daily pollutants from urban post-industrial society and culture. By exploring the converse of this disconnect through abstraction and materiality of media, Kim wants this disconnect to be seen it in a less clinical and more alive way.

Opening Reception: Thursday July 2, 2009 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 24- July 11, 2009

Amos Eno Gallery
111 Front Street, #202
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alex Wixon, Director


Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM

See more of Kim's work at www.kimbrickley.com

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