Opening, Friday June 03, 6-9pm
On View Thursday-Sunday, Noon-6pm, June 03-26, 2016

VINCENT TILEY: Silent Heat

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York
289 Meserole Street, Ground Floor Rear Gallery (L Train, Montrose Stop)
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is pleased to announce Silent Heat by Vincent Tiley. This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery and his second solo show in New York City.  Silent Heat blurs the distinctions between sculpture, painting, and performance with wall mounted works that are evocative of bodies and durational works in which the body becomes a form and substrate for a painted surface. For this show Tiley expands upon his performance practice and its relation to fetish to create suits for performances like Knast in which Tiley and his friend, performance artist Hunter Reynolds, will be connected to each other in a sculptural bodysuit built for their two bodies that will abstract the performers and obscure their identities while forcing them to touch.
 
Materials and objects with significance within alternative queer and fetish cultures like leather jackets and bondage rope are transformed into paintings with strong associations with sex while acknowledging legacies of modernist abstraction like in Halsted or coyly suggest active performative participation, bondage, and entanglement as in It Feels Good to Burn a Bridge. The work creates a vortex of experience, drawing the viewer in as possible participant or through absorption until they are forced back out only to be drawn in again. This collection of works sits on a spectrum between subject and object, with paintings and sculptures that are becoming bodies through some performative quality, affect, or tactility and performances that abstract and objectify the performers through duration and restraint.  


Opening, Friday June 03, 6-9pm
On View Thursday-Sunday, Noon-6pm, June 03-26, 2016

ERIC GOTTSHALL: Testing in Progress – Trial 1 Christopher Stout Gallery, New York
Project Space Gallery
289 Meserole Street, Ground Floor Rear Gallery
(L Train, Montrose Stop)
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is pleased to announce, “Testing in Progress – Trial 1” by CSG/NY conceptual performance artist Eric Gottshall, which will consist of work from his series of FACE helmets:

F: Facilitating
A: Analogue
C: Cerebral
E: Exploitation

In the dystopian satire that is the artists projected future for this planet, the digital interface between user and technology has become so fully immersive that our most formative generations have lost their tactile relationship with reality. Developed by our government in the year 2050, these devices (FACE Units or FACE's - Facilitating Analogue Cerebral Exploration) pose as psychotherapeutic digital detox units, whose sole purpose is to reinstate a genuine conversation between the individual, their body, and their immediate surroundings.

Image: "Digital Vision," Allows you to see only light and color via fiber optic bales affixed to the patient's fingers. Corrugated plastic, iPad, headphones, action cam. 26.5x20x22.5", 2016.