Ground Histories

JULY 19 – AUGUST 25, 2019

RECEPTION: Friday, July 19, 6 – 8 pm

Curated by Will Corwin

Each of the six artists in Ground Histories utilizes geological strategies to generate meaning in their practices, either by mimicking or portraying these formations, as with the ceramics of Heidi Lau, the repetitive cast enclosures and columns of Will Corwin, and the projections of Ala Dehghan; recreating landscape-based monuments in a gallery setting, like Kris Rac’s grave markers and David Goodman’s tents or huts; or, by invoking these forces of nature or deities themselves, as in the abstract figurations of Roberto Visani. The spacious renovation of PS122 gallery offers a comfortable setting to wander through a miniature garden of Folies, a virtual park of scenic intrusions and extrusions meant to be read as an encyclopedia of stories, personal narratives, historical references and ritual sites rising from the surrounding environment.

Roberto Visani — David Goodman — Ala Dehghan

Kris Rac — Heidi Lau — Will Corwin