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Exhibition Opening: A Charm Against All That
• Cost: Free
projects+gallery is pleased to announce “A Charm Against All That,” a group exhibition exploring the impulse toward the magical and the occult in response to catastrophic cultural circumstances.
As a new decade begins, we find ourselves awash in anxious precarity — from the unstable fate of our political future to the critical state of the environment — leaving us skeptical of conventional means of asserting control over our circumstances. Therefore, alternative logics — ones that push against established, worldly orthodoxies — gain substantial appeal as viable methods for thwarting unwanted outcomes that have otherwise seemed immune to the precautions and solutions of standard rationale.
The exhibition is divided into two distinct sections. The main gallery is curated by Jessica Baran and features works by Brandon Anschultz, Harley Lafarrah Eaves, Hélène Delprat, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Charline von Heyl. The rear gallery is curated by Margaret Sherer and includes works from project+gallery’s collection by Chris Burden, Farrokh Mahdavi, and Marilyn Minter, among others.
In all of the exhibited works, the artist is both vulnerable civilian and alchemical trickster, capable of moving between the onslaught of the everyday and the possibility of creative action.