ILan Manouach:Laws Of Closure
Opens Aug 2nd -25th
Reception August 22nd
Ilan Manouach (b. 1980, Athens, Greece) is a visual artist, a musician and a publisher. In 1998 he moved to Belgium to study visual arts and comics. Since then he had published according to his instincts and mostly in French, books, sometimes comic books, that seem unfinished and can hardly be said to form any coherent body of work. He is eager to see that happen. As a musician, his solo projects evolve from noise cut-up techniques (Balinese Beast), free impro (Wry), to elevator deep techno aesthetics (Glacial), and he also works actively within a field recordings PhD proposal project. As a publisher, he works in Athens and also publishes translations of alternative comics, and other books for that matter.
Robert Beatty (b. 1981) is a Lexington, Kentucky based artist and musician. His multi-disciplinary work in the fields of drawing, digital art, sculpture, video, graphic design, and sound often use outmoded technology to yield organic results. Beatty performs experimental electronic music as Three Legged Race and is a founding member of psychedelic noise band Hair Police. He frequently collaborates with artists and musicians as diverse as video glitch pioneer Takeshi Murata, chameleon sound manipulator/improvisor C. Spencer Yeh, text portraitist Ben Durham, and Non-Pythagorean pop composer Robert Schneider.
Much of his recent work has been executed under the banner of the Resonant Hole, a mutant music/video art collective with semi-anonymous membership focused on creating a dream-damaged audio-visual alternate reality. Through crude videos, speech-heavy sound collage, and subversive pop music, their work blurs the lines between the contributions of dozens of members under shared collaborative aliases.
Beatty has exhibited at Institute 193 in Lexington, Land of Tomorrow in Lexington and Louisville, and in group exhibitions in Baltimore and Los Angeles. He has performed at such places as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; the Gene Siskel Film Center at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago; the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati; the All Tomorrow’s Parties Nightmare Before Christmas Festival in Minehead, England; and numerous venues and institutions in New York including the New Museum, Deitch Projects, Issue Project Room, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, and Canada gallery.
Over the past several years Beatty has created album art and posters for countless musical artists in the worldwide underground, including Real Estate, Gary War, Peaking Lights, Vybz Kartel, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ga’an, Hieroglyphic Being, Wooden Wand, and many more. His work and design was featured in the latest edition of the Kramers Ergot anthology, published by PictureBox Inc., for whom he is working on a book scheduled for publication in late spring 2014.