Joel Dean locates humanity outside the network in Powers of 7-8

15 December 2016

Joel Dean is presenting solo exhibition Powers of 7-8-9  at Atlanta’s Species, opening December 17 and running to December 31.

The press release reads as an intimate letter from two of his friends who attempt to ‘edit’ his original text, offering insight into his practice and upcoming show:

“I think part of why you’re struggling with the text (and why Jason and I are too) is that there feels like a renewed urgency for art to help us locate our humanity and our confusion and our anxiety in a moment when no tweet or talking head or think piece can.”

The New York-based artist recently exhibited First Person Problems (2016) at New York’s ISCP and Hard to be a God (2016) at London’s Weekends. He is also co-founder of Oakland’s Important Projects (2009 to 2014).

See the Species website for details.**

Joel Dean, 'Empty Stomach Challenge', (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.

Joel Dean, Empty Stomach Challenge, (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Princess, New York.


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Josh Minkus @ Species, Aug 20 – 27

19 August 2016

Josh Minkus is presenting solo exhibition Spalt Spelt Spelter at Atlanta’s Species, opening August 20 and running to August 27.

The New York-based artist composes inventories of small sculptures and focuses on the metaphorical and physical properties of the materials used. The press release describes the correlation between sculptural objects and poetic text as a structural circuit board of tactile and symbolic stuff “scaled to something relatable like the twiddling of fingers, if not to the trundling of a human body, takes us from here to there, like moving across a page, or leafing through.”

Recent exhibitions include Peachtree Industrial at New York’s Bodega, as well as galleries Pied-à-terre in Ottsville PA, Right Window in San Francisco and Centre for Style in Melbourne.

Visit Species website for more details.**

Josh Minkus, Spalt Spelt Spelter, Installation view (2016). Courtesy of artist + Species gallery.
Josh Minkus. Installation view. Courtesy of artist + Species gallery.
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