Faxination Curated by Bill Saylor, August 28–October 5, 2008
Curated by Bill Saylor
August 28–October 5, 2008
Aiko, Rico Anderson, Fia Backström, Aidas Bareikis, Joe Bradley, Yosuke Bandai, Greg Bogin, Sarah Braman, Jeff Elrod, Nicole Eisenman, Phil Grauer, Claire Keller, Eunice Kim, Tony Matelli, Bjarne Melgaard, Soshiro Matsubara, Elena Pankova, Erik Parker, Les Rogers, Bill Saylor, Anke Weyer, Tyler Waxman
Fax-vision is blurry but straight to the point. For the group exhibition Faxination, LOYAL has received the drawings, collages and other artworks via one of the by-products of the corporate age, the FAX machine.
Like taking an X-ray of an image and stripping it down to its basic code, the FAX transmits the image in its rawest form, instantly and over any distance, anywhere with a phone line. Ephemeral and imprecise, these faxes retain the essence of an artist’s mark-making. The main value lies not in the fax as ”art object”, but in the effect of examining the results of this method of distinct visual communication.
Faxination is a show that constantly expands. The fax machine itself will be part of the exhibition, and the transmissions will be hung directly on the wall creating a WALL OF FAX. There’s a ghost in the wire receiving these international messages with an urgency and immediateness during the opening and throughout the show’s duration.