RECEPTION: June 5, 5–7pm
PS122 Gallery is pleased to present the final two person show in the space. Recent work by Mark William Fernandes and Wayne Liu will open on June 5, and remain on view through June 27, 2010.
Mark William Fernandes will be showing work from his series DECONSTRUCTION. This series focuses on the contrast between the demolition of anonymous architectural space and Individuals in their personalized and private surroundings. Deconstruction and construction play a role in both subject matter and artistic technique used in each image.
Fernandes states, " My artistic approach is based on a conceptual photographic process and is drawn from my interest in memory and non-linear perception: Composed of different moments in time, I compress my archived photographic information into one single image. I recreate images that only exist within myself by visualizing them through the aid of photographic information. Numerous shots of the same scene, with each image taken over the course of several hours (e.g. day and night) are rearranged and merged into a single photograph. The dreamlike, ambiguous nature of my images does not provide an answer to whether the represented content really happened, but instead transports the viewer into an amplified version of reality."
Wayne Liu describes his work as follows:
the meandering scar – news from nowhere
meander scar [me'an-der,skar] (geology)
A crescentic mark on the face of a bluff or valley wall formed by a meandering stream.
—McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms
A) A map may have a structure similar or dissimilar to the structure of the territory...
B) A map is not the territory.
Alfred Korzybski "A Non-Aristotelian System and its Necessity for Rigour in Mathematics and Physics," a paper presented before the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, December 28, 1931. Reprinted in Science and Sanity, 1933, p. 747–61.
Faced with the necessity of building whole towns quickly, cemeteries of reinforced concrete – in which great masses of the population are condemned to die of boredom – are being constructed. So what use are the extraordinary technical inventions the world now has at its disposal, if the conditions are lacking to profit from them, if they add nothing to leisure, if imagination is wanting?
—Constant Nieuwenhuys, Another City for Another Life, published in Internationale Situationniste #3 (December 1959)
"Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication" – the voice of Alpha 60, Alphaville (1965)
Mark William Fernandes was born in Munich, He received his BFA from Fachhochschule Augsburg/ Universidad de Bellas Artes de Barcelona, and his MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons the New School for Design in New York. He recently won the NY Photo Award for DECONSTRUCTION #3 (Shea Stadium). For more information please see www.markfernandes.net
For information on Wayne Liu visit www.wayneliu.net