Rhys Hecox, Between Here and Our Destination
June 23 - July 30, 2016
Curated by Melinda Wang
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm
Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, NY, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm, and by appointment
Equity Gallery is pleased to announce Between Here and Our Destination, a solo exhibition by Rhys Hecox, on view from June 23 to July 30, 2016, with a public opening reception on Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm. This is the artist’s New York gallery debut.
Hecox presents new film and video works that play with perception. The five works in the exhibition explore how the moving image challenges us to be more aware of subtle changes in our environments. With scenes of bucolic landscapes to industrial ships to a Brooklyn lamppost, the works consider seasonal change, journeying, nostalgia and personal narrative. Through an internal shift in perspective of the viewer, the beautiful becomes ominous, the observed becomes an unreliable memory, and the familiar becomes exotic.
Hecox’s art examines time, space, and memory. By concentrating on silent, non-narrative pieces and shooting mostly on 16mm film, he encourages the images and the imagination to work together. The simple beauty of the work and the mood created through the rich images invite introspection and quiet contemplation. The work provokes a shift in the viewer from passive observer to active participant and prompts us to reconsider the very act of looking.
Rhys Hecox (b. 1980, Michigan) is an experimental filmmaker and artist based in New York. He received his BA in Film Studies from the University of Michigan in 2008.
About Artists Equity
New York Artists Equity Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1947 by artists and art patrons with the mission to promote opportunities for artists. It operates Equity Gallery, an art space located on the Lower East Side of New York City. For more information, please visit www.nyartistsequity.org.
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Image: Rhys Hecox, still from Yet Love Was There, Half-Understood, Never Quite Finished, 2016, 16mm film, 2 minutes © Rhys Hecox