Psychic Panic

Derya Hanife Altan, Olivia Ciummo, Selima M. Dawson, Kevin Jerome Everson, Erin Leland, Elina Malkin, Susannah Mira, Tara Merenda Nelson, Ross Nugent

5/16/2014 - 6/29/2014

Through photography, film, video, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, artists included in this group exhibition weave fantasy from the tangible and routine. The artworks included reveal pictured and spoken domestic circumstances as locations for escape. And because memory is mediated through cultural images, it holds the power to re-purpose an overly-imaged archetype–coveted fashion accessory, smashed automobile, glossy magazine page–in artworks that assert that the codes of desire are never completely possessed and will be continually rewritten.

Confirmed Artists Include:
Derya Hanife Altan (Turkey/NYC)
Olivia Ciummo (Brooklyn)
Selima M. Dawson (Pgh)
Kevin Jerome Everson (Charlottesville, VA)
Erin Leland (Brooklyn)
Elina Malkin (Pgh)
Susannah Mira (Houston, TX)
Tara Merenda Nelson (Boston, MA)
Ross Nugent (Pgh)