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New Yorker Review: Perchance to Dream at Andrea Meislin Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 27, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Through August 9, 2013

In a group show of 25 works by 25 respective artists this exhibition explores themes of sleep and intimacy. Though primarily photographic, the exhibition does include one etching and one video piece. Exhibiting artists include Lili Almog, Daniel Bauer, Mike Brodie, Elinor Carucci, Ofri Cnaani, Charlotte Dumas, Barry Frydlender, Hadassa Goldvicht and Anat Vovnoboy, Martine Fougeron, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Gillian Laub, Naomi Leshem, Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Adi Nes, Matthew Pillsbury, Jana Romanova, Anna Shteynshleyger, Louis Stettner, Angela Strassheim, Bertien van Manen, Pavel Wolberg, and Sharon Ya'ari.

The title of the work is drawn from Shakespeare's Hamlet, a referent that should remind us that sleep itself is a poetic even layered theme. Seemingly simple the citing title taks us to a moment in the play when the lead considers what dreams come after death. Subjects included dream peacefully with space, as in Leshem's Pauline and in tight corners two to a twin bed as in Romanova's Untitled, Moscow. We learn too that sleep is something that can happen anywhere, and we find slumberers on benches, busses, train cars, and in waiting Rooms. There is a clean simplicity to the show as there is a quiet politic. Works become weighted through disparities that we discover.

For more information please visit Andrea Meislin Gallery

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