Installation shot of exhibition. 2008.
Opening Reception: Friday February 22, 2008 6:00 to 9:00 PM
On View: February 22, 2008 - March 29, 2008
Artist Talk: March 20, 2008 7:00 PM
Slow Dance backinblackisblackisblackisblackisback is Caleb Jones Lyons multimedia meditation and immersive installation that invites an audience into a compelling environment of haunting totems, videos and social spaces in order to explore questions about power, intolerance and political engagement. Employing signs of existence, oppression, ritual, leisure, presence and absence, Lyons gathers together an unsettling group of objects and sounds that alter, disquiet and challenge the senses.
"Growing from the earth to the sun, a tree is an image of certain happiness. To perceive this image we must be immobile like the tree. When we are moving, it is the tree, which becomes the spectator. It is witness, equally, in the shape of chairs, tables and doors, to the more or less agitated spectacle of our life. The tree, having become a coffin, disappears into the earth. And when it is transformed into fire, it vanishes into air." -Rene Magritte
Caleb Jones Lyons is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. His work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States and abroad including: High Energy Constructs (Los Angeles, CA), 40000 (Chicago, IL), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Bemis Underground (Omaha, NE) among others. Along with collaborator Brandon Alvendia, Lyons founded and curated as artLedge before opening his recent project space, Old Gold, with Kathryn Scanlan.
greylines on Slow Dance
Detail of Dark Secret.
RadioStack (The Dream Is Over).