Ivana Bašić + Bradford Kessler present two person show MISERERE Paraphrase at Jackson’s Holiday Forever which opened February 11 and is running to March 27, 2017.
Curated by artist Andy Kincaid, the exhibition featured work by New York-based artists Bašić and Kessler who both explore bodies and corporeal forms. The gallery’s program works in a domino effect, where the previous artist chooses the next artist who will be shown.
The artists’ exhibition purposely has no press release or description of the curatorial premise, but includes an accompanying text that reads as a type of prayer, excerpted below:
“Have mercy upon me, have mercy upon me,
blot out my transgressions, blot out my transgressions
purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean;…”
The installation is a mix of sculpture, drawing and painting that fills the walls, ceilings and floor with wax, silicone, plastic, foam and concrete; glass, insects, found posters and inkjet prints, among many other materials. Creating a cave-like atmosphere, the curator described the work as “floating in a dark void (or buried in snow).”**