GALLERY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR THE WINTER

 

“THE OPPRESSION OF POP”

A VERY LARGE GROUP EXHIBITION

JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 1, 2018

THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF THIS EXHIBITION

 

press release

 

 

 

Marvin Gardens is pleased to open an expansive group exhibition titled: “The Oppression of Pop.” The gallery will be closed for the duration of this exhibition. The locked door will serve less as an opening in which to enter and exit the gallery; instead if one will be generous, one could see it as a lidded eyeball. We will re-open upon announcing a performance by Dan Mandelbaum in February wherein he plans to destroy 20 new pieces of work.

 

Clips from a conversation:

 

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Anthony Miler: yeah thanks! I’m excited about it too. Happy New Year to you too

 

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AM: uh-huh, yeah it’s a term that’s been kicking itself hard around in my head for a while now

 

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AM: ok

 

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AM: you’re right, it’s less a strict idea of Pop in terms of time period or visual style, and more about what markets have allowed and fostered, and maybe, you know, tangential and exponential results, parallel motives, etc…

 

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AM: yes that’s true, it’s not strictly one thing or another, it’s more about many little things, many little moments, and some big moments simultaneously

 

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AM: yeah I’m with you so far

 

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AM: yeah there are thousands of varied opinions about that. We can consider each, one-by-one, and see how they fit

 

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AM: yeah?

 

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AM: well, I’d thought about that, but not wanting to be too prescriptive or too dogmatic, I’ve not mentioned anything about that, trusting the sensitive and subtle perceptive abilities of each and every viewer

 

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AM: ok

 

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AM: yeah I ask the meaning of that everyday

 

Storm Drain: shhhhhhwwwssshhhhhhhh

 

AM: yes it’s daunting, and relentless, but what are we supposed to do? Community still seems like the right thing to care about.

 

Storm Drain: shhhsssshhhh

 

AM: thank you, it’s always nice to talk with you too

 

Storm Drain: shhhhh

 

AM: yeah thanks for being so accommodating, hope you enjoyed the warm beverage