This Friday, CS13 opens the first exhibition in their new space on 1420 Main St., an installation entitled c.r. by longtime CS13 collaborator Arthur Menezes Brum. Drawing from the complex cultural histories of crickets, Brum presents a minimalist, ready-made installation piece in which the subject of crickets is “quantified, priced, and packaged, creating a tension between the metaphorical potential of the work and the product’s objective economic reality.” Whatever the topics compelling his work, Brum’s restrained visual techniques are meant to operate politically, to play devil’s advocate with our cultural assumptions through sly humor and outright challenges.
At 8 p.m. Friday Brum will present an unabridged reading of The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden, with illustrations by Garth Williams. On Nov. 19 (this month’s Final Friday) the artist will present a video lecture from 7-10 p.m. Brum is a graduate from University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program and also holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Friday.
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