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Aaron Flint Jamison, Breathers, 2015, multiple sheets of black paper, each 40 1/8 × 26 1/8".

Aaron Flint Jamison

Miguel Abreu Gallery | Orchard Street

Aaron Flint Jamison, Breathers, 2015, multiple sheets of black paper, each 40 1/8 × 26 1/8".

Aaron Flint Jamison’s first exhibition at Miguel Abreu opened in July—an off time in the art world—and much else about the exhibition was also “wrong.” There was no opening, for example; in fact, when I visited the show, which was located at the gallery’s Orchard Street space, I had difficulty even opening the door because there was a motion sensor controlling the lock that I managed, unintentionally, not to trip. Inside, conventions were similarly askew: There was no checklist, and though a press release appeared online, the gallery website had an intentional glitch in it, making this document virtually impossible to find. (Needless to say, images were similarly suppressed.) The space itself was largely empty, the lights dimmed, the gallery’s signature bookcases emptied, and the office desk notably absent. The only thing on display (besides the emptiness of the gallery

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