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rivers, threads, folds

AN INSTALLATION BY WOLF TONES (NANCY SHAVER, STERRETT SMITH, MAXIMILIAN GOLDFARB, PRADEEP DALAL)

MAY 26 - JUNE 25, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: THURS, MAY 26, 6 - 8P

river, threads, folds is an installation by Wolf Tones (Nancy Shaver, Sterrett Smith, Maximilian Goldfarb and Pradeep Dalal), including works by Jean-Philippe Antoine, Hawkins Bolden, Jared Buckhiester, Pam Cardwell, Dawn Cerny, Public Collectors, Kenji Fujita, Charles Goldman, Incident Report, John Jackson, Julia Klein, Ken Landauer, Tracy Miller, Carla Herrera-Prats, Tyler Rowland, Soberscove Press, Steel Stillman, David Levi Strauss, Maya Strauss, Earl Swanigan, Mose Tolliver, Peter Lamborn Wilson.

river, threads, folds is part of The Brooklyn Rail’s curatorial project Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy.

 

rivers, threads, folds

The river carries riches of flotsam; layers of debris, indulgence and consequence.

Throughout the strata from the transfer station to the web and back again.

A river of many voices and objects, images, and materials, occupying different economies of circulation. 

So many things to look at. Alluring but also full of uncertainty, unknowing and improvisation. How did we get here? 

The collaboration finds closeness in working with personal connections to shared materials. Recurrences reveal differences, scaled to the individual and engaging the collective, subverting standardization and habit, recreating material histories.

Finding the soft geometries of folds in fabric, paper, skin, a figure in a crowd. The boundaries between many parts dissolve, as do various preceding values of material, image, form. A fold is a reframing system that amplifies the fragment of a pattern or a detail of the woven. When spread out or draped upon a body, the system for re-looking is remembered by its ghostly creases.

The thrill of anonymous art of the everyday. 
 
The difference is the howl, the difference in tone, the wolf tone.

- Wolf Tones

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