When the revolution comes, talking animals will approach us and they will say hello. Some of these talking animals will soon achieve great fame for singing and dancing...problems will emanate from within our entertainment industry when these famous animals adopt a policy of killing and eating us.
So begins Revolution, an installation by Matthew Weinstein, on view in the special project room at Jacob Lewis Gallery, July 15–August 19, 2016. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, July 14, 6-8pm at 521 West 26th Street.
Echoing the ubiquity of the word "revolution" in the 2016 presidential race, the video unravels the end-of-days narrative of an animated toddler, who forewarns the apocalypse by means of pseudo-poetry and wry cosmic jargon. The video is projected from a handmade crate which mirrors the soapbox upon which the prophet, swathed in Judo Gi, preaches.
On view in the main gallery is a group show featuring Rina Banerjee, Michael Bevilacqua, Oliver Clegg, João Vasco Paiva, Emilio Perez, Christian Rex Van Minnen and Matthew Weinstein.
(June 20–August 18)