Curated by Jacqueline Kok
Artists: Jaewook Lee, David Lokuta, Paloma Jimenez, Keiko Narahashi
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
February 9 - February 17, 2016
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 K(NO)W MORE, curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Jacqueline Kok. K(NO)W MORE is an immersive exhibition that disorients and reorients the way we look at everything around us. Lamps as plants, rulers as rocks, dysfunctionally functional objects and more present the not-world world of this mischievously disruptive show, where the artist as philosophical trickster rules the day.
Jaewook Lee’s installation presents organic materials in a remarkable way to make us come alive again to our senses. Projected within the installation, Donald Lokuta’s blacked-out scenic landscape photographs serve as a metaphor, testing our ability to see past the illusions of our perceptions that fill our lives. Keiko Narahashi’s half-cut clay pots question the very idea of functionality and completeness, while Paloma Jimenez’ sculptures challenge the same concepts in her own unique way.
Especially in light of the oppressive political climate that is now our reality, there has never been a better time to press at our reality, questioning our sensory and social complacencies. Even on a microscopic scale, we no longer burden ourselves with the details in common items like the fine print on a vacuum bag, mirroring how we have lost the edge of our critical reasoning and analytical skills. By operating between the boundaries of what we think we know and what we actually know, K(NO)W MORE asks us to reconsider our systems of belief.
Image: Jaewook Lee, Less is Known on Earth, installation detail, courtesy the artist.