Encompassing nine sculptures, three canvases and various works on paper, “BRD SHT” draws inspiration from Robert Altman’s experimental 1970s comedy, Brewster McCloud. “’BRD SHT,’ the show’s title, nods to a license plate in the film Brewster McCloud,” Jenkins explains. In the film, it was a murderous substance and while I understand here in the UK it’s good luck, for me I’ve always thought about the frequency birds do it as a condition for reducing weight to allow flight. It’s a useful metaphor to understand that our own ability to sustain flight mentally is a matter of reducing our own emotional baggage, or shit if you will.” The show will extend to the Lazinc facade, with an installation of a fisherman figure hanging from the balcony as another reference to the film.
“BRD SHT” opens May 25 and runs until June 30.
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