DAY MOON – curated by JODIE VICENTA JACOBSON
A GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITION with CAROL BOVE, JENNIFER PAIGE COHEN, CONSTANCE DEJONG, HASHEM EADDY, VIVIENNE GRIFFIN, JANICE GUY, FRANCK LESBROS, KATIUSHKA MELO GREEN, DAVID MELROSE, GUSTAVS MERGINS, ANGEL NEVAREZ & VALERIE TEVERE, SCOTT NEDRELOW, ARTHUR OU, JOHN O, ADAM PUTNAM, MICHAEL QUEENLAND, YVONNE RAINER, CAMERON RITCHIE, MARIAH ROBERTSON | MARCH 14 – APRIL 5, 2015 | Opening reception: 6 – 8 pm, Saturday, March 14
Installed on both floors of the gallery, DAY MOON joins a solo exhibition of Jodie Vicenta Jacobson’s photographs and sculptures upstairs to the curatorial vision of the artist downstairs, inviting a group exhibition to unfold the mythologies and concepts guiding the artists vision and practice as multiple and collaborative – while blurring the lines between curation and creation. Each floor illuminates the other, aligning the space through the artist’s lens.
The joint exhibition finds axis around that which exists but is seemingly improbable. Like the mystical unity of opposites implied in a day moon – a joining of the light of day and a celestial night, this collaboration brings Jacobson’s mythology to the fore. By melding several individual methodologies including video, sound, dance/film, painting, photography, sculpture and collage, these specific artists embody some sense of the curator’s inner sensibilities. The multiplicity implied in a single artists vision upstairs, acts as a rhetorical device for the reception of the grouping on the main floor. Kinetic in its influence and bond, a visual and ephemeral poetry is formed between the artist as curator and creator. Riffing on the transference of psychic relationships, the alchemy of creation acts as a shared energy. I as in us.
Jodie Vicenta Jacobson earned her BA from Colorado College and her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. This is her second solo presentation with Halsey Mckay Gallery. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally at venues including PS1/MoMA, New York, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY and Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. Her work as both an artist and curator has been reviewed in several publications including The New Yorker, Artforum, The New York Times and Frieze magazine. Jacobson is currently Curator-at-Large for Blind Spot Magazine / Photo-Based Art and was Curator at The Horticultural Society of New York from 2003-2009. Jacobson teaches contemporary art and photography at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons the New School for Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.