Exhibition on View: January 7 – February 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Artist Talks: Friday January 7, 2011, 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Jamie Cortez's solo exhibition, Universal Remote, is a meditation on the absence of Michael Jackson. Through drawing, sculpture, photography and hybrid practices, Cortez calls down and calls out the spirit of the late, lamented MJ: one of the most epically brilliant, protean, and ultimately tragic icons of the past 40 years. Cortez's contemplative depiction recasts Jackson's particularly fluid self-representations of race, gender and sexuality as the moving tableau of a tender grotesque.