organized by Todd von Ammon
team gallery, New York
06 June - 26 July 2013
Harold Ancart, Edith Dekyndt, Robert Janitz, Donald Moffett, Jack Pierson, Mariah Robertson, Banks Violette.
Named after Neil Young's most used guitar — a worn out, heavily modified 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop — Old Black is an ensemble of works by artists whose shared tactic is the abuse, distortion and misuse of standardized methods of making. The collaborative strategy of the show is to evoke a mood that ricochets between an abject melancholy and a jagged tension as commonly reflected in filmic visions of dystopia. Old Black could be viewed as a display of artwork culled out of a used-up and burned-out occidental landscape — a future we've already seen and bonded with through the pessimistic but curious lenses of film and literature.
Old Black will include sculptural objects and spatial interventions by Harold Ancart, Edith Dekyndt and Banks Violette; photographs by Jack Pierson and Mariah Robertson; and paintings by Robert Janitz and Donald Moffett.