Windshield Unexpected Wipers
November 26 - December 22, 2011
Vernissage Saturday, November 26, 4 - 7 pm
LOYAL is pleased to present Windshield Unexpected Wipers, a two
person exhibition with New York artists Brian Belott and Jesse
Not unlike William Carlos Williams' famous poem Red Wheelbarrow I
would like the reader to consider the image of a frozen aquarium.
But by Golly! In this day and age we don't have to consider shit! So
I plucked my trusty computer pie, which brought me to look at
startling images from halfway across the world of actual frozen
aquariums. I don't encourage the reader to do this unless you are
pissed at fish.
Like a prehistoric bee in amber, through the bramble, Belott and
Greenberg expand on the possibilities of globular lobs. These guys
lay on a pretty blobby bubblegum moss. Reflective, flickering and
sometimes filled with gleaming lights, glowing like cooling space
lava in a metallic river of mercury.
Walking into Windshield Unexpected Wipers (WUW) one is arrested by
Mr. Greenberg's tone-setting sculptures. Lodged in a time warp
tug-of-war, Greenberg's sculptures appear futuristic and at the same
time ancient. Let's begin with the large sculpture of an illuminated
archway. Maybe it's a security checkpoint metal detector combined
with a chinese lamp shrine doorway? Maybe the archway is left debris
from a larger structure, no longer present? We don't know. But we do
know that when we pass through it, it initiates us and a tone is
set. A bizzaro stonehenge hum.
Glittering glory! Brian Belott's reverse glass paintings seem to be
lit from within and even flash as you pass them using the secret
powers of the peacock feather, the phenomenon of iridescent or
opalescent. This quality of flashing works extremely well with the
basic hypnotic rhythmic patterns of repeated lines and grid
configurations he employs in these new paintings. Watch It! Because
like a waving pocket watch, it's quite possible (watch) that you
could be brought to a flittering (watch) moment of another time or
past life! Watch!
Brian Belott has a penchant for absurdity and lyrical
abstraction with an elegant, slapdash aesthetic. Belott collects,
classifies and codifies objects into humming patterns. When the
materials - paint, foil, combs, cellophane - hit the glass surface,
Belott effectively freezes the fluidity of the paint like a drop of
liquid inside a microscope slide and captures the wild flow with an
In WUW Jesse Greenberg's piece de resistance is what looks like from
a distance to be a burnt jukebox but upon closer inspection we find
that it is a pixel fountain that's out of this world. This device
displays a video animation of an undulating and ever-changing
digital pour. Melted "stalactites" fall from the screen, forming a
gown or cape of marbleized plastic skin that serves as a base. Its
ever changing animation flickers one into trance. Not being able to
pin down exactly what these objects are referring to is one of their
powers. They remain a fusion or mash-up of different references from
house lamps to obelisks and back again. From religious totems to
Welcome to the opening reception with the artists Saturday November
26, 47 p.m.
There will be a performance too...
Brian Belott was born in 1973 in East Orange, NJ, He lives and works
in New York and received his BFA 1995 from School of Visual Arts, NY
after a stint at Cooper Union. Belott has mounted several major solo
exhibitions including CANADA, New York; Galerie Zurcher, Paris;
Zurcher Studio, New York; Kenny Schacter Contemporary, New York.
Most recent exhibitions include: Congo Guac, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
(solo 2011); Spaghetti and Beachballs, Studio Rafaelli, Trento
(2011); Facemaker at Royal T, Los Angeles, curated by Kathy Grayson
(2011); Dadarhea, curated by Jim Drain and Devin Flynn, CANADA, New
York (2011); New York Minute: 60 Artists on the New York Scene,
curated by Kathy Grayson, MACRO Museum, Rome (2009); Book / Shelf,
Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Wordless Chorus performance
with Larissa Velez, Dark Fair, Swiss Institute (2008).
Jesse Greenberg was born 1982 in Morristown, NJ and lives and works
in New York. In 2011 he received his MFA from Columbia University
School of the Arts, NY, and received his BFA in 2004 from Rhode
Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Exhibitions include: Free
Play, Kansas Gallery, New York (2011); Perfectly Damaged, organized
by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller, New York (2011); Wild Feature 2,
curated by Brian Belott, Galerie Zurcher, Paris (2010); Bobos on
27th, curated by Bobo, (Phil Cote, Nick Payne, Drew Gillespie), Foxy
Productions, New York (2008); New Works, And A MegaBinx, Bobos on
9th, Philadelphia, PA (solo 2007).
Please contact the gallery for images and further information.