Saturday, January 14, 2017

Gallery Artist William Eakin in Group Exhibtion "Animal Intent" at Apexart, New York

Aganetha Dyck, Matador, 2010-2011, Porcelain figure, beeswax,
honeycomb (detail,
photo by William Eakin)

Animal Intent

Organized by Emily Falvey

Apexart

291 Church Street
New York, NY, 10013

+1 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org

On view: January 19 - March 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 pm


Featuring work by:
Annie Dunning
Aganetha Dyck
William Eakin
Nina Katchadourian
Alison Reiko Loader & Christopher Plenzich
Michael Anthony Simon


Although contemporary art continues to be defined by human activities, the notion of animal culture now serves as a point of departure for a range of artistic practices focused on multispecies aesthetics and interspecies communication. Animal Intent explores this trend through the work of artists who partner with non-humans in the creation of unique aesthetic languages. Rather than merely representing animals, using them as surrogates, or politicizing their bodies as part of a broad social critique, these artists treat animal instinct as a form of stylistic invention in its own right. As such, their work questions the validity of anthropocentric theories of creative labor by emphasizing the aesthetic intention of animals. Animal Intent thus highlights the possibilities, limits, and ethics of collaborating with non-human others in the realization of artistic projects, while subtly questioning theories of the post-human and its contrary: the anthroposcene.


Animal Intent is a 2016-17 apexart Unsolicited Exhibition Program winning exhibition along with Botany under Influence (September 2016) and Promises to Keep (June 2017).

For more information on the exhibition please visit: www.apexart.org

William Eakin's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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