Shift âŒ˜ 4 brings together the video, sound and still image works of Chicago and Boston based artists Billy Sims, Maia Dolphin-Krute, Michael Rosenstein and Jesse Kenas Collins. The opening reception on Friday, November 4 from 4 pm to 8 pm will be followed by a concert at 8 pmfeaturing Andy Young (Los Angeles), Erika Bell (Los Angeles) and Luke Martin (Boston).
The works on view use the restructuring and manipulation of found material as a means to address issues of time, perception and information. The show is anchored by Billy Sims videos Google RhapsodyandBuildingToBirdsLCD10kfps.
Michael Rosensteinâ€™s four channel audio installation of recent field recordings from in and around Boston serves both as a sound track to Simsâ€™ silent video works as well as a means of creating a sonic window out of the gallery. Maia Dolphin-Kruteâ€™s video work and Jesse Collins photo prints parallel the former pieces with still images presented in relationship to the galleryâ€™s architecture. Dolphin-Kruteâ€™s video Waterhumorously pairs a still shot of Thomas Kinkadeâ€™s waterfall painting The Power and The Majesty with audio of water being poured from one glass to another. Collinsâ€™ triptych from his series Block Outs presents images from found 35mm slide images, which he has partially obscured, projected, rephotographed and printed to fit in the gallery windows. The work of all four artists sits on the edge of being spare and still while sourcing from and evoking the rapidity and density of information and perception.
Shift âŒ˜ 4 will be on view through November 19. In addition to the opening reception on Friday November 4 from 4- 8 pm the gallery is open Saturday November 5, 12 and 19 from 12 pm to 4 pm and by appointment (contact email@example.com).