Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin’
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY
MAY 11 – JUNE 29
Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin’ is a group exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea curated by Drew Heitzler and Jan Tumlir. Featured artists include: Lucas Ajemian, Alan Belcher, Phil Chang, John Divola, Brad Elterman, Ryan Foerster, Brendan Fowler, Jonah Freeman/Justin Lowe, Liam Gillick, Samara Golden, Mark Hagen, Joey Kotting, Liz Larner, Klara Liden, Christian Marclay, John Miller, Steven Parrino, Karin Sander, Paul Sietsema, Jim Skuldt, Emily Sundblad, Kaari Upson, James Welling, and Eric Wesley.
The exhibition is a follow up on Heitzler’s 2010 group exhibition Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere at Blum & Poe, inspired in name by Bruce Brown’s 1966 surfing documentary, Endless Summer and by the genre of “Sunshine Noir” – specifically Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice. The sequel of sorts will feature artworks that more directly reflect the topic of “inherent vice”, which is literally defined as:
Hidden defect (or the very nature of a good or property which of itself is the cause of (or contributes to) its deterioration, damage, or wastage. Such characteristics or defects make the item an unacceptable risk to a carrier or insurer.
Drew Heitzler: Comic Books, Inverted Stamps, Paranoid Literature is comprised of 37 works on paper and a new film, and continues Heitzler’s excavation of history through a re-appropriation and re-interpretation of the past that finds, event by event, full-circle connections between seemingly disparate sources.
The exhibitions will be on view through June 29, 2013.