Pictures at an Exhibition

Jason Dodge at Casey Kaplan, New York

Installation view of “Jason Dodge: hand in hand with the handless,” 2018, at Casey Kaplan, New York.

JASON WYCHE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CASEY KAPLAN, NEW YORK

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Jason Dodge: hand in hand with the handless” is on view at Casey Kaplan in New York through Friday, July 27. The solo exhibition presents new work by the Berlin-based artist.

An excerpt from the press release:

Dodge does not use titles or dates to give clarity to a gallery checklist and there are no contextual clues to tell a story of production, distribution or utility. The work functions as a nearly undecipherable palimpsest of meaning and value – layered with the faintest traces of lived history. The sculptures and the viewer exist symbiotically, each element a potential catalyst for recognition. Changing perceptions mirror the evolving stories of the materials and the questions we are left with become part of the answer: How do the objects around us participate in systems of meaning and value? How many hundreds of thousands of computer cables exist at any moment in the sky, tucked away in the overhead bin compartments of commercial airplanes? What would you uncover from the ashes of history following the lifespan of a single coin?

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