“White Noise” is a large group show exploring the convergence of sound and visual art. The exhibit runs to mid August at the James Cohan Gallery.
Jack Pierson, Silence, 2002.
The show posits a diverse selection of artists from the past with those working today. Pieces were commissioned specifically for this exhibit by Nick Cave, Simon Evans, Brendan Fowler, and Fred Tomaselli.
Fred Tomaselli, Stack (detail), 2009.
Most artists produce with the aid of some form of white noise. When the hands and eyes are active the ears become jealous. Output from electronics, traffic noise and even wind through the trees all inspire if only on a subconscious level. The rhythms often keep the mind active and less prone to distraction. This show examines the inseparable relationship from many directions.
Robin Rhode, Untitled (Microphone), 2005.
Lucas Ajemian and Jason Ajemian, Laurie Anderson, Ronnie Bass, Joseph Beuys, Nick Cave, Martha Colburn, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Tacita Dean, Simon Evans, Brendan Fowler, Rodney Graham, Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, Jay King and Mario Diaz de León, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jutta Koether, Jim Lambie, Louise Lawler, Christian Marclay, David Moreno, Robert Morris, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Robin Rhode, Jamie Shovlin, Robert Smithson, Meredyth Sparks, Reena Spaulings, Emily Sundblad, and Fred Tomaselli.
18 June – 12 August 2009
James Cohan Gallery