Since I’m Being Honest With You
Saturday,Nov 11,2017 to Sunday,Dec 17,2017
TOPAZ ARTS, 55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
Since I’m Being Honest With You is a solo exhibition by Kathrin Burmester, co-curated by Todd B. Richmond & Paz Tanjuaquio. In her videos and sound piece “Table Move”, “Parkour”, and “Thing”, Burmester inserts herself and the viewer into a world of minimally staged objects to explore the many states of ‘thingness’. The works reflect the artist’s interest in thingness as it spans an inner world, domestic space and public platform.
When: On view until December 17. Saturdays 1-5 PM or by appointment
Where: TOPAZ ARTS, 55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
Object, body, sculpture, stage. Material things become options or determinants for actions as they order a space and propose various possible stagings and engagements. To consider a ‘thing’ suggests a maneuver to reaffirm concreteness in the very moment of embracing ambiguity. The gesture continuously shifts the relations between self and other, between subject and object, without ever being able to sever the ties between them. It is an attempt to open up a third space – a space for movement, action, play, resistance and stillness, and the many gradations and failings in between.