At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten at Alyssa Davis Gallery

Artists: André Filipek, Bea Fremderman, Georgia Horgan, Ficus Interfaith, Isabelle Frances McGuire, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, Fin Simonetti, Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish

Exhibition title: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten

Organized by: inparadi.se (Amelia Farley and Henry Osman)

Venue: Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York, US

Date: April 19 – May 20, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York

Consider a digsite. Digging is always a vertical movement, down into the archaeological matrix. Each layer, defined as a unit of sedimentation greater than one centimeter thick, is separated from previous layers by an event. A fire, a flood. These intervals are discrete changes in the character of the material being deposited.

Esther Leslie argues that excavation is an ‘inverted’ astrology. “Astrologers study the forces and influences of the stars,” she writes, while excavators discover “the manifold properties of earth and stone strata.” Geology is regarded as nature’s writing, a cipher language. “The language of our world is reflected in the underworld, if subject to decoding.” 1

What time is it?

All possible histories are encoded in the strata. A temple column supports a basilica’s nave; broken palaces find their way into household walls. A fine intaglio is encrusted with black accretions and dusted with so many layers of silt and sand that it becomes a pebble. At the digsite, such actors, both artifactual and ecofactual, must be coaxed into speaking.

The thickness of an event, and the earth in which it is held; an open shaft; the patina of an old chair; the carbon cycle. Nothing is new, and nothing is not new.

[1] Leslie, Esther. Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry. London: Reaktion Books/Univ. Chicago Press,2007.38-39.

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Isabelle Frances McGuire, Cheap is Life, 2018, Sugar, dead dough, egg, corn and wire, 16 x 16 in.

Bea Fremderman, Untitled, 2018, Cell phones, pantyhose, found wood; Bea Fremderman, Untitled, 2018, Electronic scrap, found wood

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Fin Simonetti, The Last Judgement, 2016, Pen on paper, custom frame, 30 x 20 in.

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Georgia Horgan, All Whores are Jacobites, 2017, CAD embroidered cotton velvet, lecture chairs, linen-mix trim

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, No Species, 2018, Resin, silicon, plastic, human hair, 28 x 16 x 10 in.

Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, No Species, 2018, Resin, silicon, plastic, human hair, 28 x 16 x 10 in.

Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, No Species, 2018, Resin, silicon, plastic, human hair, 28 x 16 x 10 in.

Loney Abrams & Johnny Stanish, No Species, 2018, Resin, silicon, plastic, human hair, 28 x 16 x 10 in.

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Ficus Interfaith, Redwood at Night (title by Frank Traynor), 2018, Wood, cement, marble, seashells, petrified wood, 13.5 x 20.5 in

Ficus Interfaith, Redwood at Night (title by Frank Traynor), 2018, Wood, cement, marble, seashells, petrified wood, 13.5 x 20.5 in

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, slow utterance (grighund), 2018, Wood, plaster, latex paint, aqueous pigments, iron, sodium, 13.5 x 11.2 x 3 in.

Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, slow utterance (grighund), 2018, Wood, plaster, latex paint, aqueous pigments, iron, sodium, 13.5 x 11.2 x 3 in.

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

Installation view: At the End of the Game You Will Be Forgotten, Alyssa Davis Gallery, 2018

André Filipek, CAPITANES, 2018, Nylon PLA, body filler, enamel, Spirulina, 12 x 20 x 15 in.

André Filipek, CAPITANES, 2018, Nylon PLA, body filler, enamel, Spirulina, 12 x 20 x 15 in.

Bea Fremderman, Untitled, 2018, Electronic scrap, tin can, artist debit card, dental floss, plumbing accessory

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