-WORK BY MICHAEL BUSSELL
-I DON'T REALLY LIKE PAINTING
-PURE GIRL - FRANÇOIS P.
Original Copy is a past project by Bussell reinterpreted and re-presented for Width: 700px; Gallery and its particular platform. The work is not focused on the subject but on the interaction between a user and the '.psd' file, the native medium of a constructed digital image. The 5 images presented in the exhibition are digital works created and presented in a modular form - a composition made up of separate parts - with the ability to dissect. This exhibition shows a small fracturing of these .psd files, revealing aspects of the images’ construction while also allowing for the viewer to download the file and delve deeper in the images’ construction in their native environment: Adobe Photoshop ©
Michael Bussell (born 1991, Illinois) lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Recent exhibitions include: The Shirleys with Jogging at Baboo Fine Art Printing and Graphic Solutions (New York, NY), SAVORR XI at Savorr (Norwich, UK), On Loan: Formality at Area 405 (Baltimore, MD) , hArts for Art 3 at LVL3 Gallery (Chicago, IL) and Material at Main 0 Gallery (Baltimore, MD) . He curated Screen at Wilgus Gallery (Baltimore, MD) and will have work in a forthcoming group show at Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore, MD).
room 1 - grid.psd
room 2 - manufactureofconsent.psd
room 3 - stickinsand.psd
room 4 - foam.psd
room 5 - pileofleaves.psd
Dream Home is a presentation of Kyle Goforth's exploration into his obsession with visual seduction. Goforth's work is culled from his fantastical imagination focused on the lavish, eccentric and haute-couture aesthetics. Dream Home is a video work and a selection of digital images featuring Goforth's architectural conquests done in Sims 3. The use of Sims 3 as a creative tool frames a form of design that is modular systematic and potentially repetitive. Goforth pushes this rigidity in his #fashion ethos creating lavish minimalistic homes that both fight against the structure and concede to the functional rules of Sims 3.
work by Kyle Goforth > http://kylegoforth.com/
curated by Levi Bruce > http://levibruce.com/
audio by Simon Chioini > http://souncloud.com/chioini
Sherwin Rivera Tibayan (Subic Bay, Philippines, 1982) is an artist whose projects address digital culture and its documentary relationship with the history of images. He is currently a PhD student in American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Installation Views V is an ongoing project by Tibayan, which examines digital representation of gallery space and the artwork installed within. This installment of the project comes to Width: 700px; to consider the lack of free 'space' within the online gallery. Tibayan generates work that both deconstructs and caters to the specific environment in which it might be showcased. Both contextually and visually, the artwork is made as a reaction to the gallery, suggesting the confinement and rigidity of traditional exhibition space. The works presented are a series of sequential fragmented animations that suggest the white sterile walls, strict geometric lines, and rigid boundaries of the "white cube", reflecting its textures but also implying non existent dimensions via imaginary floor plans. The space in which the work exists—physical or otherwise—is as crucial to the art as the artist themself, directing the viewer to process the works in a certain manner.
LACK OF SPATIAL CHANCE - curated by Emma Siemens-Adolphe
Aapo Nikkanen (b. 1982 Finland, lives/ works in Paris, FR)
Leisure Suit Larry.gif & Infernus - The fastest car in the universe (of GTA3).gif
Alexa Gould-Kavet ( b. 1986 Massachusetts , lives/ works in Vermont, U.S.A) American Gothic .gif & Fan Art is Real Art.mov
Courtenay Maze (b. 1990 artist/curator – lives/works in Montreal, QU) YouTube: but you don’t exist tho...
Jonas Lund (b. 1984 Sweden, lives/ works in Berlin, DE and Amsterdam, NL) http://wwwwwwwwwwwwww.net/
Kevin Leung- Lo ( b. 1990 Edmonton, lives/ works in Montreal, QU) Contributed vines from his own collections
Pedro Moraes (b. 1985 Rio de Janero, works/lives in Amsterdam, NL) ‘a long way — after sysyphus’.gif & ‘a game of shifting mirrors’.txt
Thea Govorchin (b.1986 Vancouver, lives / works in Montreal, QU) My parents are out of town (2013)
Powered by: BAR GRROAWL (Egle Kulbokaite & Carl Palm)
Concidering the dynamism with which information is produced in a time of information overload, and considering the virtual nature of the gallery, this exhibition is an attempt to challenge the viewer’s predisposition to conceive beyond the physicality of an object. The conduit of this presentation being the world wide web, it is an attempt to insert platforms such as vimeo, youtube and vine into Width: 700px; Gallery. The white-cube is designed to contain an algorithm that predicts the circulation of the moving image thus the content is only accessible to the viewer in a controlled fashion. The viewer has no agency in controlling what is presented to them unless they look away. It is an experiment that challenges the form and function of an image and the lack thereof. Artists have responded to this idea by recycling existing data to produce new meaning, a new layer that is mediated through the space in which it is inserted. The included works are preliminary sketches, found object, lost objects, unintentional glitches, chance-like errors. They gather in a space to form a network. Just like ice-cream, the flavours of each “data-capsule” juxtapose and melts into each other as a means of underlining the sensory overload, the intensified stimuli presented in the endless abyss of the web.
Sans feu ni lieu; Sans foi ni loi
Studio XX - 4001 rue Berri, espace 201, Montreal, Quebec
1. Matthew Marie-Rhodes | Hallmark on Mars - 2014
2. Gaël Patino | Cyborg 4 - 2012
3. Gaël Patino | Cyborg 2 - 2012
4. Zac Macarthur | Corner Slice - 2012
5. Carol Ann Hunter McLean | Auntie Bonnie - 2013
6. Isabel Connolly | Cool Mist - 2013
7. Carol Ann Hunter McLean | Kanzi - 2013
8. Carol Ann Hunter McLean | Hookup - 2013
9. Zac Macarthur | B.B.'s First Crit - 2013
Width:700px - 700gallery.tumblr.com
1. Reception | Réception
2. C.V.s - Art Matters - 2014
3. Oliver Simpson | Time Slice - 2013
4. Curators in partnership w/ Didier Lortie, Laurent Laporte, and Levi Bruce | Delete it (or not) - 2014
5. Kevin Leung-Lo | A Working Title (livestream) - 2013-2014
CURATORS: Anne-Marie Trépanier and Mégane Voghell
VERNISSAGE: Saturday, March 8th 2014. 18h00 - 21h00
OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 4001 Rue Berri, Espace 201, Montréal, QC H2L 4H2
SPECIAL EVENTS: Subterfuge and Institutional Provocation, Artist talk given by Joshua Schwebel on March 19th @ 7PM
Open House: Experimental DJ set by Buck Smith, 15h00 - 17h00 PM Saturday, March 15th
Les galeries Studio XX et Width:700px juxtaposent leurs espaces réels et virtuels pour mettre en scène un stratagème artificieux, à la fois habile et grossier, qui condamnera l’attention du spectateur à de nouvelles problématiques.
L’infini virtuel, réduit à occuper les contenants qu’on lui impose, devient soudainement envahissant dans le contexte de l’exposition. Il force les oeuvres tangibles à se réunir stratégiquement pour préserver leur impact. Dans son assemblage littéraire, ce concentré d’objets et d’images corrompus présente un univers trafiqué, dérivé du quotidien. Cette rupture spatio-temporelle et cette surimpression des lieux donnent à l’espace physique un caractère obsolète, figé dans le temps.
Sans feu ni lieu
Sans foi ni loi
Une contrefaçon, un subterfuge, un amas d’artefacts forcés à l’itinérance.
Virtual gallery Width;700px and the actual Studio XX juxtapose their spaces to implement a cunning ploy, in an adroit and boorish manner, that will condemn the viewer to new issues.
The virtual infinite, shrunken to imposed containers, suddenly becomes invasive in the exhibit context. It forces the actual artworks to backup and strategically reunite to preserve their impact. In its literary assemblage, these corrupted images and objects present a tampered universe, derived from quotidian. The spatiotemporal breakage, along with the overprinted galleries give an obsolete feel to the physical space, frozen in time.
Sans feu ni lieu
Sans foi ni loi
A counterfeit, a subterfuge, a cluster of artifacts condemned to wandering