Peres Projects Mitte
Grosse Hamburgerstrasse 17, 10115 Berlin
November 12 – December 18, 2010
Opening November 12th 7 – 10pm
Javier Peres is pleased to present “Bitch Moves” a two part show by Mark Flood spanning both
Peres Projects Berlin locations. The artist will be present at the openings.
To watch video press release please visit: http://www.peresprojects.com/exhibit-video/261/82/
We’ve known for some time that we could get high off images of celebrities, especially images of celebrities looking deep into our eyes as time suddenly and tragically wounded them.
Now it appears that we can also get high off signage.
Recent experiments have suggested we can get stupid high off signage as mundane as a stop sign.
The sickest high comes from signs that tell us what to do.
There appears to be a sexual component.
The outline’s micro-wanderings inadvertently reflect the sad rise and fall of human hopes and dreams.
Punctuation, leading and latent content all loom unexpectedly large as the sign-viewing primate is tortured.
See how we’ve explained it all for you, so you can stay home and never, never, never have to look for yourself.
But one day you’ll be alone, and lonely, and bored.
You’ll pick up an art magazine and a magnifying glass and go lock yourself in the bathroom.
Please join us as we celebrate society’s relationship to contemporary signage!
Mark Flood, 2010
Mark Flood (lives/works Houston, Texas, USA) has been involved with the art and music scenes in his native Houston since the late 1970s/early 1980s. Peres Projects began representing Flood in 2008 and this will be our 3rd solo exhibition together. He is also represented by the Zach Feuer Gallery in New York where his recent solo, “Chelsea Whores” received wide critical recognition from the NY and International art press. His work has been exhibited in various US museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; University of South Florida Contemporary Arts Museum, Tampa, FL; The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; and the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX. Flood will also be showing at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich simultaneously to his Berlin solo exhibition.
“Bitch Moves” will be on view from the 12th of November at Peres Projects Mitte and from the 27th of November at Peres Projects Kreuzberg. Opening hours for both locations are: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment. For further information or reproductions please contact Margherita Belaief at +49 30 6162 6962, or Margherita@PeresProjects.com or Javier Peres at Javier@PeresProjects.com.