The Some Me, Into Timeworn Bits group exhibition at Brooklyn’s FASTNET opened June 25 and will be closing July 9.
Co-curated by Elizaveta Shneyderman and Gabrielle Jensen, the show includes work by Natalie Labriola, Harley Martell, Alexandra Metcalf, Sydney Shen, and Flannery Silva. Taking place in the shipping container and artist-run space, the works explore ‘transitional objects’ (examples such as playrooms, toys, or cherished trinkets) and how they are invested in “the becoming of a subject.”
The press release takes the form of 14 factual and fragmented sentences that look appropriated from another source, such as “ii. A toy’s material and shape become a story told to its handlers” and “v. Play displaces anxiety for the body. Play is a way to learn nurturing behaviors, but is also a training ground for the (re)enactment of reified structures: I am learning to be a Daddy.”**