Sean Capone (MFA 1994): Field Transitions | Memory Screens
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Posted by: Kristen Boddy
Sean Capone: Field Transitions | Memory Screens
Dumbo Arts Center
30 Washington Street, 718-694-0831
July 22 - August 8, 2010
Opening: Thursday, August 5, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) presents Field Transitions | Memory Screens, an installation of new video works by Sean Capone.
Sean Capone received attention for his large-scale, atmospheric
video projections of computer-animated florals, seen most recently in
the Archway tunnel beneath the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, and in the
atrium of the Museum of Modern Art during the Armory Fair opening gala.
This show will be Sean’s first solo gallery exhibition in New York.
The installation will include new videos that expand upon the
pattern-and-decoration themes of previous works, while considering the
surface effects of the video projection within the gallery space
itself. The ‘special effects’ of media and cinema are explored as a
shifting field of illusions, codes, and sensational desires; but,
rather than appropriating or sampling, the artist creates his own
high-tech visual grammar based on our shared experience of this media
language. The title of the work is inspired by Freud’s notion of the
"screen memory”, a form of remembrance that depends upon substitution
and fantasy, displacements and false representations.
Sean Capone is from Rochester NY, and received his MFA
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has lived and
worked in New York City since 2004. His studio The Supernature was
established in 2007 to explore aesthetic applications of the moving
image in online and physical environments.