Jeremy Blake: Sodium Fox – multimedia art opening
Fri 10.7 (6-8pm) at Feigen Contemporary (535 W 20th St)
Sodium Fox is Jeremy Blake’s latest installment in his delirious oeuvre of acid art films. A collaboration with Nashville poet and Silver Jews frontman David Berman, it updates Eugene Delacroix’s Romantic painting Liberty Leading the People, replacing revolutionary symbolism with the post-consumer icon of a Los Angeles stripper from a club called Crazy Girls. Blake’s deft patchwork approach to the medium combines animation, found photography, and heady staging, for a romp through fractured, 21st-century American psychology, while his humor cuts close to the bone, re-imagining such prominent forbears as Ed Ruscha and Barry Hannah as a “fantasy gang of poetic ruffians.” A salon-style installation of paintings, drawings, and photographs is also on display.
Then check out Tortoise with Daniel Lanois at Irving Plaza