Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren @ American Medium, Aug 9 – Sep 13

7 August 2015

Photographer and performance artist Jaimie Warren is opening her new show, Somebody To Love, at Brooklyn’s American Medium, where it will run from August 9 to September 13.

Warren’s first solo exhibition with the gallery comes on the heels of a six-week residency at the Brooklyn space, culminating in a new photo, video, and performance piece created in collaboration with high school students Kim Corona, Genesis Monegro, Arti Tripathi, and Daria Mateescu—the fourth in a series of projects in which Warren has worked with unique communities in residencies to create new performance-based works.

The piece is an elaborate tribute to Freddy Mercury and the band Queen done as a recreation of the ‘Sts. Cosmas and Damian‘ (1370–75) by Matteo di Pacino, interspersing the painting’s original imagery with Warren’s characteristic blend of pop culture and art history. The installation and accompanying video present “a tableaux vivant come to life” where the original painting’s fictional documentation of a leg amputation is replaced with plastic, cardboard and papier-mâché depictions of B movie horror stars, contemporary pop celebrities, and “living piles of mush and eyeballs”, backed by a soundtrack of master opera singers paying tribute to Mercury, one of Warren’s biggest influences.

See the exhibition page for details. **

Jaimie Warren, Self-portrait as Basketcase.
Jaimie Warren, ‘Self-portrait as Basketcase’.
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NEWD Art Show @ The 1896, Jun 6 – 7

5 June 2015

NEWD Art Show is back for another round, taking over Brooklyn’s The 1896 this weekend.

The art show brings together a stacked list of local curatorial voices—including artist-run galleries, collectives, project spaces, and nonprofits—and some experimental programming, including talks focusing on modern economics of the art world.

This year’s exhibitors include, amongst others, a handful of galleries from Brooklyn, like American Medium, Signal, and Sardine,  as well as about 50 international artists, including Ann Hirsch, Jaimie Warren, Harm van den Dorpel, Hannah Lees, and Brian Khek.

See the NEWD website for details. **

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