press release

Hunch: an intuition, an internal sense of knowing something. Flail: to thrash about awkwardly on the verge of imbalance.

Hunch & Flail is about proceeding from a gut feeling. It is a show about artists who work with the teetering uncertainty between knowing and not knowing, the intuitive and somatic process of constructing resolutely handmade objects and systems. This show brings together the work of twelve artists using diverse media who share a common embrace of process as a determining factor in arriving at form. All of them proceed through psychological spaces of sublimatio and instinct, private realms of the anxious, the intuitive, the fallible and the absurd, armed with an optimistic trust in material intelligence and an openness to the risk of embarrassment or failure.

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Hunch & Flail
Kurator: Amy Sillman

mit Phyllis Baldino, Jackie Gendel, Karl Haendel, Hilary Harnischfeger, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Pam Lins, Lisi Raskin, Greg Smith, Michael Smith, A.L. Steiner, Garth Weiser, Wallace Whitney