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Transmitter

Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

  • Joey Parlett,
  • Stephanie Snider,
  • Adam Douglas Thompson,
  • Crys Yin
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Press for Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

Current Exhibitions at Transmitter


In Search Of

  • Aidan Koch,
  • Dawit L. Petros,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Blue of Distance

  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • Matthew Harvey,
  • Martha Fleming-Ives,
  • Melvin Harper,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

  • Joey Parlett,
  • Stephanie Snider,
  • Adam Douglas Thompson,
  • Crys Yin
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Spooky Laughter at a Distance

  • JENNIFER GRIMYSER,
  • TODD KELLY,
  • BEN PEDERSON,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: May. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Survey Exhibition of Baltimore Artists To Be Donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

  • John Bohl,
  • Amy Boone-McCreesh,
  • Lisa Dillin,
  • Terence Hannum,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Andrew Laumann,
  • Jacqueline Maria Milad,
  • Steve Riddle,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents an offsite exhibition at Space Available: Video Archipelago

  • JANAYE BROWN,
  • HARLAN CRICHTON,
  • MILTON MELVIN CROISSANT III,
  • BJÖRN MEYER-EBRECHT,
  • CHRISTINE ROGERS,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • BENJAMIN TIVEN,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents: The Model Reader

  • PAUL GAGNER,
  • ALEX GINGROW,
  • MEGAN HAYS,
  • ELLE PEREZ,
  • DEVIN POWERS,
  • Opens: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Introduction

  • STEPHEN HILGER,
  • JOSEPH LAWTON,
  • PAUL MCDONOUGH,
  • SERGIO PURTELL,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Waterlogged

  • Erik Benson,
  • Jon Elliot,
  • Frank Webster,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS

  • Jean Frater,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Karen Schiele,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2017
  • Reception: May. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rules of the Game

  • Palma Blank,
  • Amanda Browder,
  • Paul Corio,
  • JEAN ALEXANDER FRATER,
  • Ben McNutt,
  • Michael Namkung,
  • Norm Paris,
  • Derrick Velasquez,
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting: More or Less..

  • Aimée Terburg (NL),
  • Alain Biltereyst (BE),
  • Chris Fennell (USA),
  • Danielle Mysliwiec (USA),
  • Emma Langridge (AUS),
  • Michael Rouillard (USA),
  • Shawn Stipling (UK),
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Each Ellipse Includes a Point

  • JANINE BIUNNO,
  • EMMY MIKELSON,
  • PARSLEY STEINWEISS,
  • Opens: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

OVER TIME ACROSS SPACE: a collaboration in thread, paper, ink, paint, cotton, mail, and phone calls.

  • Kim Bennett,
  • Chris Hosea,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?

  • Mariana Garibay Raeke,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Publish or Perish

  • Benoît Broisat,
  • Sessa Englund,
  • David Horvitz,
  • Farah Khelil + Antoine Lefebvre Editions,
  • Nicole Reber,
  • Paul Soulellis,
  • Opens: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Not Invited...

  • London Kaye,
  • Niels Post,
  • Victoria Scott,
  • Emmanuel Sevilla,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Portals

  • JENNY LEE,
  • SUSAN WIDES,
  • JOSHUA SEVITS,
  • MEREDITH HOFFHEINS,
  • CHRISTOPHER BERTHOLF,
  • KAT CHAMBERLIN,
  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • SHARONA ELIASSAF,
  • PAUL METRINKO,
  • Opens: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

A Panel on Photography’s Relationship to Painting

  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Carl Gunhouse,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Faulted Valley Fog

  • Katie Bell,
  • Elliott Green,
  • Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

After the Feast

  • Joshua Liebowitz,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remainders

  • Justin Amrhein,
  • Colette Robbins,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Photo II

  • Eli Durst,
  • Lindsay Metivier,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Irina Rozovsky,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 12, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Black & White Project

  • Alain Biltereyst,
  • Andrew Seto,
  • Armelle De Sainte Marie,
  • Béatrice Beha,
  • Ben Alper,
  • Benjamin Gardner,
  • Brian Cypher,
  • Brian Edmonds,
  • Brynn Higgins-Stirrup,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Christine Mahoney,
  • Claire Colin-Collin,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • David Rhodes,
  • Didier Petit,
  • Don Voisine,
  • DotsToLines,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • Eve Aschheim,
  • Espen Erichsen,
  • Gabriele Herzog,
  • Gary Petersen,
  • Guy Yanai,
  • Heidi Pollard,
  • Ian White Williams,
  • Izabela Kowalczyk,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • Jeremie Delhome,
  • Jérémy Laffon,
  • Joris Brantuas,
  • Justine Frischmann,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Karl Bielik,
  • Ky Anderson,
  • Lael Marshall,
  • Laura Charlton,
  • Leeza Doreian,
  • Lina Jabbour,
  • Lydia Rump,
  • Matthew Deleget,
  • Marion Piper,
  • Mandy Lyn Ford,
  • Marie-Claude Bugeaud,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Meg Lipke,
  • Michael Voss,
  • Michel Barjol,
  • Niall De Buitléar,
  • Oriane Stender,
  • Paul Pagk,
  • Patrice Pantin,
  • Pete Schulte,
  • Peter Shear,
  • Rieko Koga,
  • Robert Otto Epstein,
  • Rosaire Appel,
  • Ruri Yi,
  • Tilman Hoepfl,
  • Ward Schumaker,
  • Yoav Efrati,
  • Opens: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Walk the Line

  • RENÉ VAN DEN BOS,
  • RENÉ EICKE,
  • RICHARD VAN DER AA,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

OPPLER

  • Steven Baris,
  • Richard Bottwin,
  • Edgar Diehl,
  • Kevin Finklea,
  • Brent Hallard,
  • José Heerkens,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Gracia Khouw,
  • Sarah Klein,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Gay Outlaw,
  • Debra Ramsay,
  • Albert Roskam,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Iemke van Dijk,
  • Henriëtte van 't Hoog,
  • Ruth van Veenen,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Nancy White,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Patricia Zarate,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 08 - Feb 14, 2016

  • Reception: Jan 08, 6 - 9pm

Where

Transmitter

  • 1329 Willoughby Ave, 2A, NY 11237 Map
  • 917.881.3576

About

“Don’t have the hubris of being the comedian. You are the straight man in this farce; the universe is the funny man.”
—Lars Iyer, from “Nude in Your Hot Tub, Facing the Abyss: A Literary Manifesto After the End of Literature and Manifestos”

In comics, the passing of time is rendered as a passage through space. We start at the top of the page, and unless otherwise directed, arrive at the bottom of the page at a later moment, both literally and figuratively. For the artists in this show, all working in variously representational modes, this spatialization of time is reflected in a focus on space itself, whether literally as in the theatrical structures of Stephanie Snider, or more metaphorically, as in the drawings of Adam Douglas Thompson, in which the preponderance of white space serves to isolate each of his images within an atemporal flow.

These artists share an interest in representation and the narratives that can be implied by an accumulation of representations, yet they are interested less in the creation of story than in the creation and navigation of space. Comedy, whether physical and slapstick as in the work of Crys Yin, or more deadpan, as in Joey Parlett's seemingly perverse focus on the Desert part of Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert, is manifest in an interest in figures not so much as human beings but as things contained and acted on by the world around them.

Joey Parlett’s drawings after Giovanni Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert take a cue from this painting, rich with signifiers in the landscape that link the saint to earlier moments in the history of Christianity, and disregard Francis himself. Instead, Parlett focuses on the landscape, drawing associations between Francis's setting and accoutrements and analogous contemporary objects and spaces, furthering the echo of events through time implicit in the original painting, but as a means of considering material life in our present.

Stephanie Snider’s sculptures create spaces of imaginary action. Composed of half-functional tabletops and elements which are uncannily almost but not quite right, such as staircases to nowhere and shadows made physically manifest, they function as stage sets that simultaneously overdetermine and withhold the actions they ask (but don't ask) us to imagine. These hypothetical spaces ask us as viewers to project ourselves into them in order to grasp the internal logic which guides their construction.

In Adam Douglas Thompson’s work, each drawing is an instantiation of an idea, spatially related as in a comic, but connected by an associative logic which, while returning to themes of transformation and recontextualization, almost defies one to tell a story. As we look from drawing to drawing, connections are made, but just as likely severed as we continue our viewing. This spatial movement as a sign and substitute for temporal movement is elaborated in his animation An Education, which tours the viewer through a kind of life cycle in the manner of an unusually relaxed first­person shooter.

In Crys Yin’s work, bodies are locations for play and investigation. Eyeballs are brushed, armpits flossed, and toes combed, by inquisitive figures who are distinguished by their multiple eyes, and, as we see in such works as Space is Lonely, their overwhelming desire to be physically near to one another. In these paintings, bodies obscure the places in which they exist, and the figure is rendered as a kind of landscape, acting on itself.


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