Jonathan Bruce Williams
S I G H T H O U S E
The Minneapolis artist Jonathan Bruce Williams will features kinetic sculpture, stereoscopic photography and a large-scale light house structure incorporating two 16mm animations. Titled S I G H T H O U S E, the lighthouse’s walls are built on an outward sloping angle, mimicking the light of an interior projection that screens through the length of the structure. Additionally, a 16mm projector, mounted atop the 12 foot high structure, serves as a beacon sweeping around the gallery.
Williams received a BFA in photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative grant (2009), and a 2010-11 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition.
The Two Stories
The internationally acclaimed artist Alejandro Cesarco will present his single channel video projection, The Two Stories (2009). In the video, the narrator is presumed to be reading a story aloud to a small audience in a private family room, however, it is a narrative concerning moments of distraction, nervousness and boredom that emerges. The Two Stories is based on a story by Felisberto Hernández.
Cesarco has exhibited extensively, with recent solo exhibitions at the Tate Modern, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna), ar/ge Kunst (Bolzano, Italy), Ignacio Liprandi (Buenos Aires) and Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City), along with group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacíon Industrial Asturias (Spain), Martine Aboucaya (Paris), Signal (Malmo, Sweden), Regen Projects (Los Angeles), and Bielefelder Kunstverein (Germany). Cesarco represented Uruguay for the 54th Venice Bienniale (2011, with Magela Ferrero). The artist lives and works in New York.
The Two Stories was originally commissioned by ArtPace (San Antonio), and Alejandro Cesarco is represented by Murray Guy (New York).
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