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This exhibition presented a selection of artworks privileging a sense of realness, tangibility and matter of fact -ness as departure (or arrival) point in their otherwise wide ranging visual and conceptual articulation. In keeping with the nature and scope of the artworks, the exhibition was presented without further explanations, introductions or descriptions.

Artists: Nobutaka Aozaki, Conor Backman, Nanna Debois-Buhl and Liz Linden, Lisa Fairstein, Patrick Meagher, William Miller, Mamiko Otsubo, Gabriele Picco, Netta Sadovsky, Jessica Segall, Helmut Smits, Slobodan Stosic. With a closing performance by Alexa Hoyer.

From March 2 to March 31, 2013

{TEMP} art space. 57 Walker St. (between Broadway and Church), New York.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday March 2, 2013. 6 – 8 pm.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Saturday, 12 – 7 pm. And by appointment.

<> Review by Katy Diamond Hamer on Eyes Towards the Dove (PDF)

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In her closing performance, EavesdroppingAlexa Hoyer randomly collected conversations and exchanges overheard in subway cars across the city. These fleeting moments without context were transcribed into scripts and given to actors just before they took the stage. The actors performed, interpreted and improvised, weaving fragments of story into narratives of imaginary city life.Eavesdropping was a non-system of storytelling informed by chance and uncertainty. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Alexa Hoyer holds a BFA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and an MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Eavesdropping Actors:
 
David Andrews
Thomas Bradshaw
Julie Kilzer
Melissa Jourdana Cole
Oscar Montoya
Adam Pasulka
Thom Pinto
Gloria Rosen
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