(in)complete @ TEMP Art Space

Independent curatorial collective KCK throws down at TEMP Art Space tomorrow evening with a group show that mulls over process,  challenging one’s complacency with conceptual art. Tristan Perich’s Machine Drawings, rendered by a custom-built apparatus, confound the neutrality of technology’s distance from the human hand. They taunt Jonathan Rider’s sculptures of compressed chipboard and wood (among other materials) combinations that appear flippant despite their visually acute compositions. “Conceptual evolution” and “audience intervention” factor into the exhibition, which will further fill the space with sounds and sensations. Reaching beyond sentimentality, Matt Ruby’s Sympathy for Pacman (2011) morphs the simple, classic arcade game into a physical challenge with a cheese-ball payoff. In analyzing process, the conceptual impetus beneath these works drives toward obsession. Although this hyper-focus appears to emerge in the wake of technology here, these works restore the open-endedness of art for art’s sake.

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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