May 05 -
Jun 23 2012
Andrew Edlin Gallery
New York, NY
Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, a sculpture and animated film by Brent Green (2005 Film/Video). This is the gallery’s second solo exhibition for the artist/filmmaker who recently debuted his first feature-length film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, to museum, gallery and festival audiences around the U.S., Europe, South America and Australia.
Continuing his tradition of applying new technologies to his staunchly DIY American folk roots, To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given is built with deconstructed LCD screens, an elaborate welded steel frame, polarized lenses and sets of delicate machine-milled wooden audio horns, all serving as a platform for a new hand drawn three dimensional animation displayed on two layered panels simultaneously, harkening back to the tradition of animating on glass. The animation can only be seen when the viewer looks through the polarized lenses located at three stations on the sculpture. Otherwise, Green’s film is invisible.