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EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Apr 29 - May 31, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Apr 29, 2020 from 7-9PM
CURATED BY ELIZABETH FERRER
In this exhibition, visual artist Joey De Jesus explores intersections of poetry (concrete, procedural, and lyric), interactive technology, mysticism, and performance. HOAX, a "living book in sections" is a multi-faceted project that will include an artist's book, suede leather scrolls encoded with laser-etched celestial maps/poems, and hand-drawn paper scrolls used in performance. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an artist's book, NOCT: The Threshold of Madness, that includes erasures and interventions in a found "how to" book on black magic. De Jesus has also created an interactive Max/MSP environment that will control projections of the poems in the book on a monitor in the Project Room space. The title of the exhibition suggests the suspension of rational thought required to believe a new a world despite the willful sources of oppression that surround us.
Joey De Jesus is a 2019-20 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Joey De Jesus is a queer boricua/x from the Bronx living in Queens. They edit poetry for Apogee Journal and are currently developing Apogee's low-cost writers workshop with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and New York Writers Coalition. De Jesus received a NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry with additional honors. Their forthcoming chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry include: Writing Voice in the Archive (UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, 2019), NOCT: The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019) and HOAX: Planisphere (The Operating System, 2020). Poem-objects have been installed and performed in Basilica Soundscape, the New Museum, and Artists Space. Poems have been published in Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Bettering American Poetry, Black Rabbit Review, Brooklyn Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a- Day feature.
The Project Room, located adjacent to the Gallery in BRIC House is an added resource for video work, BRIC's emerging curator program, small-scale exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects.
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