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Semicolons and salt shakers
Solo exhibition at beverly (St. Louis, MO)
July 25 - August 23, 2014

About the exhibition:

"Semicolons and salt shakers studies the canny perception of the peripheral gaze--finding significance in the trivial and formal rigor in the unwitting. Drawing upon Luigi Ghirri's Kodachrome--the landmark 1978 book of essays and photographs which sought to instruct viewers to see one's reality more attentively--Early combines seemingly offhand snapshots with similarly casual sculptural assemblages. But this casualness is a deliberate slight-of-hand: as relationships between imagery and objects accrue, a sense of exacting purpose emerges from the exhibition as a whole, one that seems to enact the environmental equivalent of Ghirri's perceptual ambition. Moving amidst the large scale drywall forms--which are scale reproductions of the artist's studio--an intimate world becomes familiar and complex, a network of delicate relationships. As a result, the very body of the viewer and the exhibition space itself become implicated--acting as necessary components of Early's aesthetic logic and partial collaborators in his visual experiment."

- Jessica Baran

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