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Postmasters Gallery

an idea of god, or a toothbrush

  • Jen Catron,
  • Paul Outlaw
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    Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Soothing Desk Fountain I, 2018
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Current Exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery


Women R Beautiful

  • Ruben Natal-San Miguel,
  • Opens: Mar. 14, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2020
  • Reception: Mar. 14, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

VICIOUS FRAMES

  • Claudia Bitran,
  • Lauren Carly Shaw,
  • Gracelee Lawrence,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 01, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Self Portrait

  • Bernard Kirschenbaum,
  • Opens: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bipeds and Quadrupeds

  • Katarzyna Kozyra,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 01, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

fallibility of perception

  • Joe Amrhein,
  • Opens: Mar. 02, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

an idea of god, or a toothbrush

  • Jen Catron,
  • Paul Outlaw
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Don't do too much

  • Rafaël Rozendaal,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Glamour Modeling

  • Alex McLeod,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

NSFW

  • Ana Benaroya,
  • Tina Lugo,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

KIRSCHENBAUM

  • Bernard Kirschenbaum,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

SCREENSCAPES

  • Diana Cooper,
  • Luke Murphy,
  • Rafaël Rozendaal,
  • Artie Vierkant,
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 11, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dear Friend...

  • Kensuke Koike,
  • Opens: May. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ooh la la

  • Emilio Bianchic,
  • Opens: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Quarantine the Past

  • David Herbert,
  • Opens: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Post Posture

  • Jillian Mayer,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Canyon Castator

  • Canyon Castator,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Get a room [Extended]

  • Ab[Screenwear],
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

We Will Wait [Extended]

  • Serkan Özkaya,
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Saved by the web?

  • Hasan Elahi,
  • Lin Ke,
  • Eva and Franco Mattes,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 10, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Transposition

  • Mark Dorf,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 10, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

alt-facts

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anti Social

  • Rafaël Rozendaal,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Family Portrait

  • Aneta Bartos,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2019

  • Reception: Jan 12, 6 - 8pm

Where

Postmasters Gallery

  • 54 Franklin Street, New York NY 10013 Map
  • 212.727.3323

About

For their second solo exhibition with Postmasters Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw present a contradictory show of the tragic and the mundane, of logic that breaks down into absurdity. Dada artist Tristan Tzara once said dada can be god, or his toothbrush. It is with this perfectly sensible nonsensical logic that the artists present works that are both endearing and insane, that range from a miniaturized version of Alex Jones’ bathroom to a massive euphoric ice cream chocolate fountain. Reflecting upon the past years’ daily mundanity being punctuated by insanity, the works oscillate between tragedies in belief (such as tiny replicas of cult suicides) and humorously absurd monumental objects.

The world feels like it might crumble, or triumphantly save itself. It’s within this state of limbo and chaos that Catron & Outlaw present oversized sculptures outfitted with fountains and participatory elements that monumentalize the confusion and surreality that comes from discerning truth from truthiness. The audience is invited to dive into an exploration in belief systems in an attempt to discern how we have arrived at this uneasy tipping point. Swim-able oversized sink pouring dirty water contrasts with miniaturized evangelical end-of-world money-making pyramid schemes and conspiracies. Viewers will pay witness to historical rituals and be drawn into microcosms of bizarre yet normalized world views while considering, and ultimately giving in to, the absurdity of our own creations. The works are both everything and nothing, logic and nonsense, spiritual and nihilistic, god or a toothbrush.


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