Abraham Adams

  • A.K. Burns, Concrete object; a noise show, 2008–13, concrete, microphones, microphone stand, speakers, 13 x 13 x 13".
    picks October 30, 2013

    “Ajar”

    Kerry Downey and Joanna J. Seitz’s video King Suite 201, 2013, is one of the most playful and convincing works in “Ajar,” a group show that brings together artworks by A. K. Burns, Lea Cetera, Brie Ruais, and Julia Sherman. In the film, dancer Pedro Osorio enters a hotel room by riding the top half of the door and engages with objects throughout the space in unpredictable ways, for example plunging his head into an ice bucket or holding a painting gently in his teeth—absurdity calling attention to how ensnared the body is by environment. This is at the crux of Natasha Marie Llorens’s curatorial