Kylie Gilchrist

  • View of “Ian White: “Any frame is a thrown voice,” 2018.
    picks May 31, 2018

    Ian White

    We hear the murmur of indistinct, overlapping voices within a space. We encounter various bodies held together by the frame of a room and across an expanse of time. What relations will emerge? What interpretations will be catalyzed? How will the “liveness” of these events be transmitted beyond the moment of their impact?

    Such are the questions engendered by Ian White’s current exhibition, “Any frame is a thrown voice.” Curators Kirsty Bell and Mike Sperlinger deftly navigate the challenges of reactivating White’s mercurial practice following his untimely death in 2013. Translating his performances

  • View of “Rachal Bradley: Interlocutor,” 2018.
    picks February 24, 2018

    Rachal Bradley

    Something is amiss in Rachal Bradley’s installation Interlocutor, 2018. The gallery is seemingly evacuated, lacking visible signs of Bradley’s intensive, yearlong research for the show. This conspicuous vacancy charges the space with a palpable energy, orienting our attention to less perceptible modes of transmission at work.

    The situation at hand is strikingly indexed by the exhibition’s centerpiece: a white-walled projection booth/washing machine that features Mike Piscitelli’s iconic 9/11 photograph of skateboarder Jason Dill in front of the Twin Towers as they billow with smoke. A history of

  • Grace Weir, A Reflection on Light, 2015, HD video, color, sound, 21 minutes.
    picks October 30, 2017

    Grace Weir

    “Light refracts through a prism into a spectrum of color.” This laconic observation from Grace Weir’s 2015 film A Reflection on Light articulates the premise of “Unfolded,” the artist’s exhibition here, which foregrounds her concerns with the manifold possibilities latent in perceptions of space and time. The show is bookended by filmic meditations on two breakthroughs in scientific history. The aforementioned work, a multifaceted portrait of Irish Cubist painter Mainie Jellett, is an examination of the perceptual, psychological, and social transformations that precipitated Einstein’s theory of