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Edy Ferguson, American Cinema (detail), 2013, oil on linen, adhesive vinyl, video projection, overall 11' x 13' 2" x 4'.

Edy Ferguson

Bernier-Eliades Gallery | Athens

Edy Ferguson, American Cinema (detail), 2013, oil on linen, adhesive vinyl, video projection, overall 11' x 13' 2" x 4'.

In “Conspiracy Theory,” Edy Ferguson treated the white cube like one of her paintings, which she produces initially from sketches made from images she has cut into squares and reassembled into compositional assemblages or picture puzzles. Here she incorporated paintings into larger installations with videos, photomurals, texts, and sounds (courtesy of a radio installation). One work on paper, Performance Drawing, 1999, summed it all up: Logos for Starbucks, Warner Bros., and Hard Rock Café were shown hanging like artworks in a roughly sketched-out room with other signage as well as abstract paintings and an image of Janis Joplin. Furiously scrawled at the bottom were the words ALL KINDS OF PICTURE MAKING, FRIES, THE WHOLE MACHINE CRASHED.

The exhibition references multiple sociohistorical perspectives, framed in American Cinema, 2013, a video presented behind a canvas in which

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