Jen DeNike: Seasons in the Sun
November 18 – December 22, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday November 18, 6-8pm
Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery is pleased to announce the New York solo debut of Jen DeNike’s exhibition, Seasons in the Sun. This seven channel video installation represents DeNike’s most recent body of work and marks the final exhibition in the gallery’s current location.
DeNike uses the 1970’s song “Seasons in the Sun” as a vernacular to tap into the viewer’s subconscious. The song works as a vehicle to trigger the cognitive memory, thus subjecting the viewer to a type of ‘laboratory experiment’. Each video follows a set of rules and employs the same formal composition, the only variable being each individual performance, making one video slightly longer or shorter than the next. The videos work together to expose the raw quality of the performance and a sense of the subject’s vulnerability, creating a sense of chaos and claustrophobia.