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|Creative Time and Panasonic proudly present new work by acclaimed New York-based artist Jeremy Blake in The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision, July 1 September 30, 2003. In the heart of Times Square, the ravishing abstractions of Blakes new work, Cowboy Waltz (2003), a triptych of one-minute videos, will starkly contrast the ubiquitous and often blunt product placements in the worlds media capital. Starting July 1 through September 30th, in conjunction with the Cowboy Waltz installation on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic, a selection of the artists video works will be on view in Jeremy Blake: Moving Pictures at The American Museum of the Moving Image, Long Island City, Queens.
Cowboy Waltz is rooted in the architecture and mythology of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, an eccentric gothic mansion of firearms heiress, Sara Winchester. Blending the legend of the mansion (the widow believed that her home was haunted by victims of Winchester firearms), historic 16-millimeter photographs, and the artists florid ink drawings and animated imagery, Blakes Cowboy Waltz is a dreamlike environment drench in pathos.
Cowboy Waltz starts outside the mansion and ends in an interior, psychological realm. Starting with the witches caps of the mansion, the camera moves out of the sunlight and inside the house. Subsumed in sensuous blue, a white, biomorphic form glows inside, slowly opens into a hole, and mutates into lurid and woozy zones of saturated color that resemble stains and watermarks, drip paintings, surrealism, psychedelia, and Rorschach inkblots.
In the mediapolis of Times Square, Blakes bleeding drawings and shifting scrims of color reflect the recesses of our mind as we reel from the environments sensorial bombardment. Jeremy Blakes work is featured in such prestigious permanent collections as the Whitney Museum of American Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
On September 25th, 2003 there will be a public dialogue at The American Museum of the Moving Image between Jeremy Blake and Carl Goodman, Curator of Digital Media featuring an audiovisual presentation, www.ammi.org.
March 1 - May 30, 2002