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Jane South - Pedestal Components - Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

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December 1, 2012 through January 2, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

On view day and night

 Ring, detail-1, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.Pedestal Component: Ring, detail-1, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Pedestal Components a site specific installation by artist Jane South. This exhibition relates to South's Shifting Structures series, an ongoing work where sculptural components are re-configured according to the specifics of site. Her Shifting Structures: Stacks site-specific exhibition in The Corner Room is on view through January 2, 2013.

Please join writer Jeffrey Kastner and Jane South for An Artist Dialogue on Saturday December 15 at 3:00 p.m. inside The Corner Room.

Art in the Windows exhibition series is curated by Arezoo Moseni. 

The following text is from the essay Fluid Coordinates: The Work of Jane South by Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator at The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. It originally appeared in Jane South published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in 2006. Fragment, detail-1, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.Pedestal Component: Fragment, detail-1, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.

"Her visual lexicon derives from a mechanized, accelerated environment where several clicks of a mouse enable one to travel around the world, speeding through layers of information and images. Her work speaks to the interconnected, sprawling nature of our modern environment. The ability to conceptually play with the materiality of her environment makes her work contingent, imaginative, and invigorating. After all, the question of material is central to our experience of modern life, wherein the slippage between concrete reality and amorphous, digital environments (the seen and unseen) grows ever wider. South’s fluid coordination of opposites, or her ability to reconfigure both tangible and intangible grids, invites us not only to engage with her art but also refreshes our eyes to our own surroundings."

 Fragment, detail-2, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.Pedestal Component: Fragment, detail-2, 2012. Hand-cut and folded paper, ink, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.

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