CHARLIE HORSE presents
March 25 to April 10, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: March 25, 7-9 pm
28 MARCY AVE (btw. METROPOLITAN & HOPE)
Charlie Horse Gallery is pleased to present “Basin”, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn artist Charles Harlan. Taking its name from a local dumpster service, the title refers to both a manmade vessel for holding liquids as well as a naturally occurring geological feature similar in shape and function.
The materials displayed are commercial products—plastic clothing hangers, a ceiling fan, a residential awning—and yet these objects are also found abandoned or repurposed within Harlan’s urban surroundings. In this environment the materials remain manufactured objects, but also become vessels functioning on another autonomous level. Through a process of identification and resynthesis, Harlan’s atmospheric installation reiterates the relationship between readymade and sculpture, signal and noise, reception and transmission.
|Charles Harlan was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984. He received a BS from New York University in 2006. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Harlan has exhibited at John Connelly Presents, Cleopatra's, and White Box in New York, Ohio State University in Columbus, Sego Art Center in Provo, as well as Miami, Florida, and Hiroshima, Japan.|