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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Out of Order
Curated by Scott Hug
December 10, 2009 - January 16, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, December 10, 6-8pm
Andrew Edlin Gallery
134 Tenth Avenue NYC
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6

“… nothing is good unless you play with it
And all that is good is nasty …”

– George Clinton

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present Out of Order, a group show organized by artist Scott Hug, founder of K48 Magazine. Dealing with themes of disarrangement, mysticism and internal logic the exhibit features works by a diverse group of 33 contemporary artists.

If order comes out of chaos, what comes out of order? Sometimes the most direct way to proceed in a world that seems to be falling apart is to just go on your gut instincts - picking up the pieces here and there. The artists selected for OoO take a similar approach: a subversion of order, chance, sometimes brute, never posturing or overtly academic.

Brian Belott mines thrift stores for discarded junk - children’s books, found photos, etc - cuts them up and collages them creating violent acts of beautiful chaos. Amy Yao’s simple geometric configurations of stained wooden dowel rods with dyed human hair conjure up Native American healers. Ryan Trecartin constructs complex layered narratives in his digitally absurd film, Tommy Chat Just E-mailed Me, exploring our internet narcism, ADD, and growing up on social networking technologies. Tabboo’s six foot painting of Diana Vreeland who’s famous quote, “I always wear my sweater backwards, it’s much more flattering!” is definitely in vogue here. Larissa Bates paints male wrestlers zapped like video games into historical landscape paintings - their erotic embraces seem less environmentally threatening and more in tune with the serenity of Mother Nature.

These artists take a considered look at our world in turmoil and through their unique visions try to reveal certain truths, multifaceted, stretching boundaries while maintaining a sense of surprise and mystery - they are seriously having fun.

- Scott Hug

Order of play
There is also and always
Toward great moved wrinkle disorder

Falling apart at the seams
Gut instincts, an internal logic
In the scope of our PC brains

The world is to us shadow
Strange shutter
Mind blanketed

Subversion of order, chance,
Strands of the hair
Backwards sweater
Shattered sunglasses

Super Collider
Asperger’s syndrome
Smashed self

Precariousness is the new order
Beyond politics
Flower prick
A dismantling of the ego

Naturally pick up the leftovers,
Cut them
The double up, and reassemble

The most uncertain way to proceed
Stamps and cats
Sinking ships, scripted vases

Primal is therapy with repair
Information hungry, chopped, twisted
And sometimes dysfunctional
Surfing on the clashing waves of confusion


Hrafnhildur Arnardottir
Hackworth Ashley
Larissa Bates
Brian Belott
Paul Brainard
Matt Bua
Society for the Advancement of Inflammatory Consciousness
Jeff Davis
Lucky DeBellevue
Jake Ewert
Ry Fyan
Amy Gartrell
Andrew Guenther
Jonathan Hartshorn
Nancy de Holl
Shaun Kessler
Anne Koch
Scooter Laforge
Justin Lieberman
Ryan Lucero
Michael Mahalchick
Keith Mayerson
Billy Miller
Annie Pearlman
Asher Penn
Tyson Reeder
Jacob Robichaux
David Benjamin Sherry
Ryan Trecartin
Jan Wandrag
Amy Yao

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