Date: Feb 24, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018
FROM APAG MEMBER Allison Kaufman
Dear Friends and Colleagues-
I’m excited to announce Limited Time Offer, a solo exhibition of my work that will be on view at Trestle Projects in Brooklyn. Please join me for the opening on March 3rd from 6-9 PM. Details below. Thank you for your continued support!
Limited Time Offer
Solo Show by Allison Kaufman
Curated by Katherine Murdock
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3rd, 6–9pm
On view February 24th through March 31st, 2018
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 1-6pm, Wed 6-9pm or by appointment
400 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215
(F, G, R at 4th ave and 9th st)
Trestle Projects is pleased to announce our upcoming solo exhibition by recent Visiting Artist Resident, Allison Kaufman. Conjuring contradicting emotions, her work often explores the performance of gender. Limited Time Offer features three videos that reveal emotions associated with masculine expressions of fantasy perpetuated by consumerism in the automobile industry. This show implies the temporary joy and hope experienced by both the consumer and the salesman.
Two of Kaufman’s videos, Motorin’ and Motorin’ Outtakes are lighthearted examples of consumers’ fantasy with motorcycle culture. Despite the motorcycle industry’s predominantly masculine marketing approach, it doesn’t deter a variety of ages and genders from posturing proudly on the bike.
3rd Ave Car Dealerships suggests the salesman’s fantasy of being successful through formulaic marketing techniques. The artist references these loud attempts to draw buyers’ attention by combining imagery of fluttering pennants with audio from car salesman videos found on YouTube. The once earnest and hopeful decorations become part of the landscape. Worn and tattered, they echo a salesman’s weathered optimism.
3rd Ave Car Dealerships, 2018, Single-Channel Looped Video Projection with Sound, TRT: 3 minutes