You Are Not Alone
Exhibition Dates: February 5 - March 7
Opening: February 25, 2015
In this, her second exhibition at the gallery Jamie Warren presents a new video and photographic performance.
Warren continues to craft canny and campy post-Internet mashups of pop culture, religious iconography, and art history by playing Michael Jackson in a reimagining of a 16th – 17th century Dominican genealogical painting that traces the pious descendants of Saint Dominic.
Jackson’s family tree is a mixed bag of influences and kindred spirits including the Bee Gees, Peter Pan, llamas Louie and Lola, and a Pinocchio marionette controlled by Supremes-era Diana Ross. Singing, swaying, and violence ensue, Jackson at one point falling victim to a particularly murderous Slash guitar solo. Warren and her cast and crew of artists, volunteers, and youth, assembled at a residency at Helmuth Projects in San Diego, create a uniquely contradictory experience, at once parodic and sincere, demented and wholesome, hysterical and melancholic. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Adapted from Higher Pictures Press Release.
Read the full release here.
To learn more about the exhibition please visit Higher Pictures online, or call the gallery and ask for Patrick Lloyd (212) 249-6100.