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Ari Marcopoulos "L1032015" @ Marlborough Chelsea

Now on display at Marlborough Chelsea is an exhibition of new photographs and video from New

Now on display at Marlborough Chelsea is an exhibition of new photographs and video from New York-based artist Ari Marcopoulos. Entitled “L1032015” after the number and date assigned to a photograph within the artist’s archive, the exhibition “addresses interconnected ideas regarding the dynamic density of the city, the uncontrollable power of nature, and the resilience and frailty of the body.” Here, Marcopoulos explores the way in which these ideas have intersected with art history both recently and in the distant past while chiefly exploring the ways in which contemporary photographic depictions of conventions likes portraiture, landscape, and gestural and monochromatic abstraction become emotionally-charged appropriations. The result is the inclusion of symbols of both control and rebellion — for example, images of an undercover police-issued Chevy Impala hang beside twisted metal abstractions of crashed civilian vehicles — alongside Marcopoulos’ thematic mainstays of family, books, counterculture ‘zines and scrawled graffiti.

“L1032015” opened April 4 and is on display through May 9.

Marlborough Chelsea
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States

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