Catharine Clark Gallery UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2019
Catharine Clark Gallery makes its debut presentation at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach with a solo booth presentation of new and recent works by Stephanie Syjuco, plus a video installation on South Beach by Deborah Oropallo and Andy Rappaport, part of the fair's Special Projects.
Catharine Clark Gallery makes its debut presentation at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach with a solo booth presentation of new and recent works by Stephanie Syjuco, as well as a Special Project video installation by Deborah Oropallo and Andy Rappaport titled "FLIGHT." . Syjuco’s presentation at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach features key works from recent projects that explore how photography and other image-based technologies reify structures of power. These recent projects often question ideas around citizenship and what it means to be an American—contested definitions rooted in exclusionary policies and legislation, despite the American ideal of equality for all. Her sculptures and photographs reference genres like still life and ethnographic portraiture as a means to critique questions of empire and nativism that pervade through art history. Syjuco also appropriates tools from photo-based practices—such as color and greyscale calibration charts—in order to explore how these systems of power rely on various forms of intervention, manipulation, and selective editing. . FLIGHT (2019) is the newest multi-channel video installation by Deborah Oropallo and Andy Rappaport. The title refers to mass migration and global displacement—the geo-political crises of our time. In a worldwide catastrophe of mass flight brought about by climate change, persecution, regional conflict, food shortage, drought, flood, and/or fire, humans are losing their homes. Those displaced are people—call them migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, expats; call their experience migration, resettlement, or displacement—and their flight is a humanitarian tragedy.