October 17-November 15, 2015
Organized by Francisco Correa Cordero and James Reeder
Silver Projects is pleased to presents Double Vision, an exhibition featuring new work by Elizabeth McAlpine, Liz Nielsen with Carolina Wheat, and Eric Cahan.
For Double Vision, the organizers asked three artists who constantly challenge the photographic medium and its materials, to create work specifically for the slide projector. Taking advantage of the sound, visual and quasi-filmic qualities of the device, as well as its potential for narrative, each presents their work using an entire carousel of 80 slides which repeats itself after each cycle.
The exhibition examines the mechanical peculiarities of pre-cinematic devices without reveling in nostalgia. The slide projector, once commonly found in households and academic institutions; and image projections, a display method that predates any photographic process and that constantly endures through time with its prevalence in new media, installation and performance art because of its ability to transform space. The end result are three independent experiments on sequence, light in space and light on film.
Elizabeth McAlpine (b. 1973, London) lives and works in Paris. She has had solo exhibitions at the Reg Vardy Gallery at the University of Sunderland, UK; Laurel Gitlen, New York; and SPACEX in Exeter. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; Spike Island, London; The Barbican, London; Kadist Foundation, Paris, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA.
Liz Nielsen (b. 1975, Wisconsin) lives and works in New York City. She received a MFA in Photography at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nielsen's work has been exhibited extensively in Chicago, New York, and Berlin; her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Schalter Gallery (Berlin), Benrimon Contemporary (New York City), Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI), Laurence Miller Gallery (New York) and SOCO (Charlotte, NC). Nielsen's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artslant, Hyperallergic, and the Wall Street Journal.
Carolina Wheat (b. 1974, Detroit, MI) currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Graduating with a BFA (textiles, printmaking) from the University of Michigan (1996) and an MFA (writing, sound) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). She has performed, exhibited and presented sonic experiments, audio stories and soundscapes extensively on radio, in Detroit, Chicago and New York City. She is a featured producer at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX.ORG) where her work is commissioned and shared with radio programs and listeners globally.
Eric Cahan (b. 1970, NYC) lives and works in New York City. He studied at The University of Southern California and New York University, where he graduated from The Tisch School of the Artsí Film Program. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout New York and is in major collections including Art in Embassies and BNY Mellon.
Image: Elizabeth McAlpine, Prelude (found scores), 2015, 80 35mm slides, found 35mm moving image footage. Courtesy of the Artist, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London and Laurel Gitlen New York.