September 14 - December 22, 2019
“In Polite English One Disagrees By First Agreeing, the first solo museum exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jessica Vaughn. The artist’s largest show to date features a site-specific installation of sculpture, video, and text works. This new installation continues her investigation of the ways in which material and physical structures dictate perceptions of space, labor, and compliance.
Much of Vaughn’s practice makes use of discarded or surplus materials and architectural fragments. Her 2017 installation After Willis (Rubbed, Used And Moved) features a series of decommissioned Chicago Transit Authority train seats along with sculptures made from leftover manufacturing scraps. These identifiers of civic infrastructure and labor assembly lines draw attention to overlooked details in the architecture, spaces, and politics of society. By isolating these scrap materials from their source, Vaughn reveals the compliance measures dictated by civic governing bodies that influence and control the body’s movement in public space.”
Opening: September 14, 2019 | 7–10 pm
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