For Immediate Release-
ERIK DEN BREEJEN
SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY
ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of "Gold Records," curated by Jon Lutz of Daily Operation. This show is the first in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG will present at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13th from 6 - 9pm. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 28th. Open hours are Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6pm and by appointment.
"Gold Records" takes its lead from a selection of the artists whose works and interviews can be found on Jon Lutz's former blog, The Old Gold. Though it manifests itself in very different ways, these artists have in common a type of retrospective interpretation of cultural developments from the 60’s on. Art history, television, consumer culture, pop music, design, news, and advertisements are integrated to the point where they are recognizable, but not ultimately decipherable. As a result, many of the works have a record-keeping aspect that is turned into a “record-recreation”. The sources are effectual placeholders for the time and circumstances of the original but the end result is a new, fragmented narrative with a definitive and original sound.