Jet Set Saturdays: IN THERE, OUT HERE at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte
Installation view at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte: Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Jim Drain.
IN THERE, OUT HERE opened last night at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte – a space next door to Leo Koenig Inc. that focuses on exhibitions by artists outside of the gallery’s roster. Curated by Bill Saylor, an artist inside the gallery’s roster, IN THERE, OUT HERE has one of those risky, airy, poetic press releases and is, in the words of gallery director, Elizabeth Balogh, “that kind of show.”
Artists included include: Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Brendan Cass, Bjorn Copeland, Jim Drain, Institutt For Degeneret Kunst, Sadie Laska, Jonas Mekas, A.R. Penck, Joyce Pensato, Chole Piene, Julian Schnabel and Michael Williams.
Installation view at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte: Penk, Pensato, Drain, Bradley.
Installation view at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte: Penk, Copeland, Piene.
Installation view at Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte: Drain, Penk.
Gallery says: “Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte is pleased to announce a group exhibition entitled In There, Out Here, curated by Bill Saylor. Bill has given us a few words for the exhibition…
FLAT VOID PERSISTENCE
A KNIFES LINE TO SOW THE FIGURE DOWN
WAVES AT THE EDGE DOWN A HARD GRAVEL MARCH
LOOK OUT FINGERS
SPACE DICE DEEP
RECORDING EVERY LIFE A MINUTE
EVERY LINE A NOISE, EVERY MARK A SHADOW
RETURNS THE LOOP, THE MARK, THE WAVE
EVERY DEEP DIVE A HOME
A NEW STEP LOAN
BLACK BOLT RAIN
THROUGH A HURRICANE HAZE
A STREET MAGIC WEIGHTLESS THIN AIR WALK
NORTHERN SKY POTIONS
AIdas Barekis, Sky Slasher, 2010. Mixed media on paper, 87 x 60 inches.
As we have some amphorous idea of what “that kind of show”or TKOS could be, we might try to pin it down for you to some extent before dinner. TKOS probably includes an artist as curator which usually means something less than scholarly in the inclusive decisions, which we like. It also means the possibility of capricious obfuscation and great leaps in thought processes, which sometimes we like or dislike depending on what we’ve been looking at this past week. TKOS might also include a concession to ethnographic inspirations and/or romantic ideas of self-expression which everyone keeps a soft spot for somewhere in private. Regardless of the confusion TKOS is probably a positive thing in general except when there is an occasional exception, which might or might not be the case.
This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.