Painted Hooves


︎Featuring:

  1. Abby Flanagan
  2. Alex Boeschenstein
  3. Alexandre Pépin
  4. Andrew Skoda
  5. Anna Teiche
  6. Anthony Rundblade
  7. Ariel Wood
  8. Austin Swearengin
  9. Bee Gray
  10. Brendan Shea
  11. Emma Rossoff
  12. Helen Jones
  13. Jesus Trevino
  14. Joy Scanlon
  15. Kerry Maguire
  16. Leah Shirley
︎Exhibition Images

︎Painted Hooves
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Many horse owners paint their equine hooves before a big show. There is some debate about what shows require this amount of care (regionals or just nationals) and which polishes are best (clear Ultra Hoof Polish or Twinkle Toes). Still, this act of preparation resonates with the absurdity and anticipation involved in a large group exhibition.

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Mark


makes work about history, how it haunts the present, and how it failed the future. Invariably, he returns to the human dilemma of being too obtuse and shortsighted to solve the problems bred by being too smart for our own good—instances of ingenuity and haplessness working in lockstep harmony. He uses the frameworks of weird fiction, gothic marxism, parapolitics, and geoscience as tools for pointing to the unthinkable undersides of spectacular society. Alex uses a method of “artistic prospecting” that deviates from colonial models by turning the ethnographic focus towards mechanisms of power by blending the terms of reality and fiction to draw out traces of intelligibility from forces resistant to sight and scrutiny.



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