Forgetting, Losing, Looping
Curated by: Kate Benedict
Artists: Cole Lu, Molly Soda, Marianna Peragallo and Cristina Tufino
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
September 26 - October 9, 2018
CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, weekends by appointment
CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present Forgetting, Losing, Looping, curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Kate Benedict.
Playful in process and form, Forgetting, Losing, Looping constructs a dialogue surrounding the role of popular culture in contemporary life. Through varied material and theoretical considerations, the works of the four artists in the exhibition form a larger narrative concerning psychology, mythologies, voyeurism and the human condition. They offer an incisive social and psychological portrait of our times, exposing the inherent tensions between the public and private, the body politic and the body.
Forgetting, Losing, Looping creates a new world, one of wonder, romance, mystery, and tragedy through which the viewer can contemplate the underlying darkness of the contemporary human condition.
Through her varied multimedia practice, Cole Lu explores complex issues of fragmented identity in the era of digital communication. She articulates an account of queerness and alienation through text, installation, video and sculpture. Molly Soda works within a feminist critical framework to examine how vulnerability and self-identity are expressed online. The artist’s video and web-based performance works explore mass media and popular social media culture, using the Internet as a deeply personal yet highly visible language for expression. Marianna Peragallo uses playfulness and humor to investigate the tensions and boundaries in relationships with the self and others. Her works on paper, video, and wearable pieces are exaggerated visualizations of love that can border on consumption, violence, or physical over-extension. Inspired by consumer goods, Cristina Tufino assembles and translates a broad system of associated cultural references in her multimedia works. Here, her ceramic sculptures expose an indulgent population who live for material goods. In Forgetting, Losing, Looping, these four artists offer critical reflections on the implications and anxieties intrinsic to our fast-paced digital economy.