Anthony Campuzano, study for <I>Donald Crowhurst</I>, 2008

Anthony Campuzano, study for Donald Crowhurst, 2008

Graham Dolphin, <I>30 Beach Boys Songs</I>, 2009, detail

Graham Dolphin, 30 Beach Boys Songs, 2009, detail


organized by Stamatina Gregory

Winkleman Gallery, Curatorial Research Lab

January 8 – February 13, 2010

Opening: January 8, 2010

As a class of storage media, ROM, in its strictest sense, is outdated, secure, and involatile, the whole of its data flowing in a single direction. Interventions into such memory require a primary transcription—a recopying and remediating of data in order to productively grapple with it. Read-Only-Memory brings together works by Anthony Campuzano, Graham Dolphin, and Molly Larkey, all of which incorporate acts of analogue transcription. Characterized by the meticulous, almost devotional labor of recreating found texts—obituaries, letters, pop lyrics, signage, or canonical literature—these works stand as extreme acts of obsolete protocol, investigating the lapses of time and information between reading, writing, and reception. All embrace the absorption of labor over narrative, lifting and filtering the latter from the reams of storage media surrounding us.

Anthony Campuzano (b. 1975, lives in Philadelphia) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, distilling newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, and paperback covers into succinct phrases that express a particular mood or capture the essence of an important headline. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; and White Columns, New York.

Graham Dolphin (b. 1972, lives in Newcastle, UK) appropriates objects and icons of the fashion and music industries, reforming them into text and film assemblages that reveal the obsessions and formulas underwriting the temporal world of mass culture. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at SEVENTEEN, London; David Risley Gallery, London; and The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Molly Larkey (b. 1971, lives in Brooklyn) explores the nature of the space between people and the possibility of art and embodiment practices to transcend that space, and the psychological weight that the acts of writing and mark-making can carry and convey. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Sunday LES, New York; PS 122, New York; and PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City.

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