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Brent Birnbaum
Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester, 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Installation View of "Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester", 2016

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red I), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
122.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 311 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red I), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
122.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 311 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red I), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
122.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 311 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red I), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
122.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 311 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Purple), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
114 x 18.5 x 21.5 in/ 290 x 47 x 55 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Purple), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
114 x 18.5 x 21.5 in/ 290 x 47 x 55 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Purple), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
114 x 18.5 x 21.5 in/ 290 x 47 x 55 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Purple), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
114 x 18.5 x 21.5 in/ 290 x 47 x 55 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Purple), 2016
5 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
114 x 18.5 x 21.5 in/ 290 x 47 x 55 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Orange), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
104.5 x 17.5 x 18 in/ 265 x 44 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Orange), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
104.5 x 17.5 x 18 in/ 265 x 44 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Orange), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
104.5 x 17.5 x 18 in/ 265 x 44 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Orange), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
104.5 x 17.5 x 18 in/ 265 x 44 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Orange), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
104.5 x 17.5 x 18 in/ 265 x 44 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Black), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
101 x 19 x 18.5 in/ 257 x 48 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Black), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
101 x 19 x 18.5 in/ 257 x 48 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Black), 2016
4 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
101 x 19 x 18.5 in/ 257 x 48 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Pink), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
74.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 189 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Pink), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
74.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 189 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Pink), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
74.5 x 18.5 x 19.5 in/ 189 x 47 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue I), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69.5 x 18.5 x 21 in/ 177 x 47 x 53 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue I), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69.5 x 18.5 x 21 in/ 177 x 47 x 53 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue I), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69.5 x 18.5 x 21 in/ 177 x 47 x 53 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue I), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69.5 x 18.5 x 21 in/ 177 x 47 x 53 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Silver), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
76 x 18.5 x 20 in/ 193 x 47 x 51 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Silver), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
76 x 18.5 x 20 in/ 193 x 47 x 51 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Silver), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
76 x 18.5 x 20 in/ 193 x 47 x 51 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Brown), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
64.5 x 18.5 x 22 in/ 164 x 47 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Brown), 2016
3 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
64.5 x 18.5 x 22 in/ 164 x 47 x 56 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Yellow), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
66.5 x 19.5 x 23.5 in/ 169 x 50 x 60 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Yellow), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
66.5 x 19.5 x 23.5 in/ 169 x 50 x 60 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Yellow), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
66.5 x 19.5 x 23.5 in/ 169 x 50 x 60 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green I), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69 x 22 x 24 in/ 175 x 56 x 61 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green I), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69 x 22 x 24 in/ 175 x 56 x 61 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green I), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69 x 22 x 24 in/ 175 x 56 x 61 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green I), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
69 x 22 x 24 in/ 175 x 56 x 61 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
48 x 17 x 18.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
48 x 17 x 18.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Green II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
48 x 17 x 18.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue II), 2016
58.5 x 18 x 25 in/ 149 x 46 x 63.5 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
58.5 x 18 x 25 in/ 149 x 46 x 63.5 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
58.5 x 18 x 25 in/ 149 x 46 x 63.5 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Blue II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
58.5 x 18 x 25 in/ 149 x 46 x 63.5 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 20 x 20.5 in/ 91 x 51 x 52 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 20 x 20.5 in/ 91 x 51 x 52 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red II), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 20 x 20.5 in/ 91 x 51 x 52 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red III), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 21 x 19.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red III), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 21 x 19.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Red III), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
36 x 21 x 19.5 in/ 122 x 44 x 47 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (White), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
38 x 18.5 x 22.5 in/ 97 x 47 x 57 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (White), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
38 x 18.5 x 22.5 in/ 97 x 47 x 57 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (White), 2016
2 Mini-Fridges, Mixed Media
38 x 18.5 x 22.5 in/ 97 x 47 x 57 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Gold), 2016
1 Mini-Fridge, Mixed Media
27.5 x 18 x 19.5 in/ 70 x 46 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Gold), 2016
1 Mini-Fridge, Mixed Media
27.5 x 18 x 19.5 in/ 70 x 46 x 50 cm

Brent Birnbaum
Untitled (Gold), 2016
1 Mini-Fridge, Mixed Media
27.5 x 18 x 19.5 in/ 70 x 46 x 50 cm

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Brent Birnbaum

Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester

07.13.2016 - 08.26.2016

Denny Gallery is pleased to announce Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester, a solo exhibition by Brent Birnbaum on view from July 13th to August 26th, 2016. This is Birnbaum’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Events

  • 07.13.16 Opening Reception | 6-8 pm |

    Please join us for an opening reception for Brent Birnbaum.

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Installation view

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nomenclature, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Prints and reproductions of Ebony Magazine

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nomenclature, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Prints and reproductions of Ebony Magazine

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nomenclature, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Prints and reproductions of Ebony Magazine

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nomenclature, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Prints and reproductions of Ebony Magazine

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nomenclature, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Prints and reproductions of Ebony Magazine

Installation view of Kameelah Janan Rasheed, J. Soto, and James T. Green

James T. Green
Official (Original), 2015
Digital projection

Ivan Forde
In The Half-between World, 2015
Single channel video animation

Installation View of Pamela Council and Ivan Forde

Pamela Council
Velvet Will 1, 2016
Silk velvet, big safety pins

Detail of Pamela Council
Velvet Will 1, 2016
Silk velvet, big safety pins

J. Soto
Eye Test (to Wojnarowicz), 2016
Vinyl text and painted stool
56 x 56 in

Installation view of J. Soto, Pamela Council

Installation View of Tiona McClodden, J. Soto

Tiona McClodden
The Backlight, 2016
Jacket made of retroflective material + raw retro-reflective material

Tiona McClodden
The Backlight, 2016

Installation view of Tiona McClodden and J. Soto

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Pamela Council, James T. Green, Ivan Forde, Tiona McClodden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, J. Soto, Diamond Stingily

Present Futures: Strategies Toward Emancipation (Part One)

08.11.2016 - 08.25.2016

In moments of injustice, how do we think about the future when the present is so daunting and fraught? Present Futures brings together artists and cultural producers whose practices and work are grounded in the present moment while generating and expanding artistic strategies for making change. The exhibition will enact these strategies through a programmatic component that offers a space for arts practitioners to convene and exchange ideas around, questions about, and methodologies for self-preservation, self-determination, and collective organizing.

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Events

  • 08.11.16 Opening Reception | 6 - 8 pm |

    Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • 08.12.16 Black Study & Radical Thought | 1-2 pm |

    In The Undercommons, study is defined as “a mode of thinking with others separate from the thinking that the institution requires of you.” In essence, study is a prescription for radical thought and defying the class, racial and gender oppression reified within academia. As radical thinkers, we will come together to enact “study” and think through the legacy of our wisdom: what are the spaces that have fostered and nourished our thinking? How can we share and/or reproduce those spaces for others?

     

    Suggested reading: “The University and the Undercommons,” The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney (2013)

  • 08.13.16 Dialogue + Performances | 12:30-6 pm |

    12:30 PM

    ARTISTIC STRATEGIES ON THE GROUND: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH ART

    Outside of institutional walls, what are the ways in which artistic practitioners work on the ground with publics? How can community organizing through art address social justice issues, and what strategies can we use to push for progress? Participate in a practical exchange around how we work together and collaborate with publics to advocate for change through art. Bring your insight, expertise, and questions to deepen and complicate this conversation. Special guest speakers to be announced.

     

    2:30 PM

    STAYING WOKE INSIDE THE ARTS NONPROFIT

    How do we practice critical arts organizing and arts administration? How do we stay woke while working in bureaucratic and hierarchical institutions? Join us for a conversation about productive strategies on surviving the non-profit art institution, promoting equitable practices, and making change from within. We will share thinking and methodologies that support the development and growth of a kind of critical arts administration centered on difference. We encourage participants to contribute their own strategies and insights during this dialogue.

     

    TEAL BASKERVILLE, Summit Coordinator at Creative Time

    SUHALY BAUTISTA-CAROLINA, Director of Public Programs at the Caribbean Cultural Center; Community Relations Manager at the Brooklyn Museum

    LYNNETTE MIRANDA, 2016-2017 Curator in Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation

    HENRY MURPHY, Public Programs Fellow at MoMA and Studio Museum in Harlem

     

    4:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE BY DIAMOND STINGILY

  • 08.14.16 If I Ruled the World Roudtable + Black Sounds Collaborative Lecture | 1-3:30 pm |

    1 PM

    IF I RULED THE WORLD: The Future of Black/Brown Leadership

    In his 1996 masterpiece, Nas envisions a world ruled by a black leader with unlimited power. Twenty years later, we are coming to the end of Barack Obama’s presidency—a presidency in part defined by its limitations and what it was not able/allowed to achieve. As we prepare to close this chapter in our history, it is an important time to reflect on black/brown leadership in this country, both past and present, and ask ourselves what the future of black/brown leadership will, or perhaps more importantly, should look like?

     

    Suggested reading + listening: “Obama’s Legacy: The First Black President,” The Washington Post, Peniel Joseph;

    “Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back,” All Things Considered, NPR, Audrie Cornish and Gwen Ifill

    This is part of a three-part series of mid-day reflection, questioning and knowledge sharing as we nourish both mind and body. *Participants should bring their own food

     

    2:30 PM

    BLACK SOUNDS: A COLLABORATIVE LECTURE

    This collaborative lecture and conversation aims to create a platform for conversation around the role of black sonics —sound art, music, etc.— in imagining and enacting habitable futures for black bodies.  We invite participants to contribute videos that capture this theme  here. The program will feature screening of a selection of submitted videos.

    Led by Henry Murphy, Public Programs Fellow at MoMA and the Studio Museum in Harlem

  • 08.17.16 Unlearning Roudtable | 1-2 pm |

    1 PM

    UNLEARNING AND TEACHING TOWARD FREEDOM

    Conceptual artist and educator Luis Camnitzer challenges us to apply “art thinking” into our everyday system of logic as well as other disciplines, including science. Camnitzer believes that embedding art thinking into society’s consciousness should be art’s social function, shifting its role away from production and consumption, to one of investigation and subversion. As artistic practitioners, how do we enact, embody, and advance unlearning and decolonizing knowledge? Together we will question systems of learning, exchange methodologies for unlearning, and create strategies for challenging power structures in teaching.

     

    Suggested readings: “ALPHABETIZATION, Part I: Protocol and Proficiency,” e-flux journal No. 9, Luis Camnitzer (2009);

    “ALPHABETIZATION, Part II: Hegemonic Language and Arbitrary Order,” e-flux journal No. 10, Luis Camnitzer (2009)

     

    This is part of a three-part series of mid-day reflection, questioning and knowledge sharing as we nourish both mind and body. *Participants should bring their own food

  • 08.19.16 Poetry Reading | 7-8:30 pm |

    7 PM

    POETRY READING

    Join us for a poetry reading & open mic hosted by the 2016 Weeksville Summer Arts Residency Fellows and Willow Arts Alliance.

    The 2016 Weeksville Residency Program in collaboration with the Willow Arts Alliance, a program of Willows Books–international publisher of writers of color- aims to provide multidisciplinary artists of color a nurturing and inspiring space for work and collaboration.  Enjoy readings by some of the 2016 Fellows. All audience members are encouraged to participate in the open mic.

  • 08.21.16 Book Club + Dialogue | 1-5 pm |

    1–2:30 PM

    Meet at gallery and walk to park on Forsyth st

    AFROFUTURIST BOOK CLUB

    Founded in 2014, Black Magic is an Afrofuturism Book Club composed of womyn of the African Diaspora intended as a space to envision, imagine & create other possible futures. Join Black Magic for a reading & writing workshop that incorporates some of our favorite book club titles: “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler, “The Truth About Awiti” by C.P. Patrick and “Who fears death?” by Nnedi Okorafor. If you own any of these books, please bring them along with you.

     

    3:00 PM

    DECENTERING THE ARCHIVES: CONTEMPORANEITY THROUGH THE HISTORICAL MARGINS

    Participate in a dialogue around the role of archives and its relationship to contemporary art. Together we will consider the ways in which looking back at the histories and cultures of marginalized peoples through archives can not only inform us, but inspire future action.

     

    Led by librarians from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Upcoming Exhibition

09.10.2016 - 10.16.2016

  • 09.10.16 Opening Reception | 6-8 pm |

    Please join us for an opening reception for the artist, Jessie Edelman. Join the event on Facebook.

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