I Am Not This Body
Curated by Juliana Paciulli and Evan Whale
Andrea Chung, Vanessa Conte, Barbara Ess, Daniel Gordon, Tommy Kha, Young Joon Kwak, Juliana Paciulli , Kim Schoen, Jennifer Sullivan, Evan Whale, and Jessica Wimbley
June 12 - July 31, 2021. A reception for the exhibition will take place on June 12 from 4 - 7pm.
Barbara Ess, Electrocute [Border Series], 2010 , Archival pigment print, 12h x 15.31w in (30.48h x 38.89w cm), Edition 1/4
I AM NOT THIS BODY. But I am. Aching and full of longing. Take a picture of this meat, this husk. You don't have me. I am something that cannot be photographed, cannot be named, defined, translated. There's experience and that's all there is .... But there's also all this stuff. It gets in the way. I've always had trouble with stuff. I've fought my whole life to have control over stuff, over the appearance of stuff: my chaotic hair, learning to play the accordion, getting dressed, being on time, electric bills, the five ballet positions, getting money, spending money, even just putting one foot in front of the other. Clear the table. A place for everything and everything in its place. A battle for order, a battle for space. - Barbara Ess, excerpt from I Am Not This Body, Aperture, 2005.
Tyler Park Presents is pleased to announce I Am Not This Body, a group exhibition co-curated by artists Juliana Paciulli and Evan Whale. The exhibition will be on view from June 12th through July 31st with an opening reception on June 12th from 4-7pm.
Jessica Wimbley, Synesthesia Portrait, 2020, Mixed media collage with hair, 12 in x 18 in vintage convex frame.
I Am Not This Body reflects on the battle between the physical and indefinable; things that are at once us but aren’t. The bodies in the show have been collaged, painted, cast, printed, chemically altered, cut out, and dyed. Some cast shadows and some ripple in the wind. The works are rooted in reality, but they meander through beautiful, undulating reckonings with these realities. These figures emerge from their surroundings and reach into histories, presents, and futures revealing experiences that are exquisitely human.
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