September 6–October 12, 2011
Alexander and Bonin132 Tenth Avenue between 18th and 19th streets New York, NY
An exhibition of new work by Diango Hernández titled, If I send you this, will open at Alexander and Bonin on Tuesday, September 6th. For this exhibition the artist has transformed the architecture of the first floor gallery to accommodate two site specific installations.
In these installations the artist has re-imagined the geometric ‘cat eye’ of Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 “Days End” as an escape from a space of restriction to a space of freedom.
In the main gallery, Hernández is re-removing these shapes, ‘exeunts’ as he has termed them, from the walls and repurposing them as the tables of an imagined agency of international transit and transition. Each table is fitted with a center-piece; a square Plexiglas container within which international stamps circulate endlessly. By juxtaposing the ‘exeunt’ and signs of international correspondence, the artist draws from his experience of the American Embassy in Cuba; a building unused for its intended purpose since January 1961.
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