Prescience

June 14, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Opening reception June 14, 2008, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Prescience introduces 8 new artists to Dorsch Gallery, encountered in New York City in April of 2008. The exhibition includes work by Martin Basher, Thomas Beale, Katherine Behar, Catherine Czacki, Michelle Hailey, Kristine Moran, Martin Murphy, and Alison Read Smith.

Prescience is not a thematic group show. The ways in which the artists' practices came to our attention was not simply through a blanket assessment of all the artists in New York, then an editing based solely on taste. Chance, combined with overlapping social networks, intellectual and interpersonal chemistry contributed to the kinds of work we encountered in a short period of time. We chose to present here those artists whose work and engagement with their practice left us wanting to learn more.

The title Prescience is used more freely to indicate that we present these artists' works as a certain kind of glimpse into the gallery's future. That is, the works presented here stand for the beginning of new relationships between gallery and artists, and also between new artists and the gallery's audience

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Martin Basher Loose Change/ Prayers for a Bright Tomorrow, 2008 Mixed media installation, installation view.



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Catherine Czack untitled (pavla blanca/white sands), 2008 Mixed media installation, installation view.



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Katherine Behar Primaries, 2008 three channel video installation, installation view.



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Kristine Moran Clarity of Judgement, 2008 Oil on Panel 12 x 9 inches.



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Kristine Moran Collapse of Will, 2008 Oil on Panel 16 x 20 inches.



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Kristine Moran On the Defense, 2008 Oil on Panel 12 x 9 inches.



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Installation View Martin Basher, Thomas Beale, Michelle Hailey, and Martin Murphy