Work In Progress on In Progress Work / Devil in the Details
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Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE presents Work In Progress on In Progress Work, a group project exhibition by Maureen Drennan, Carl Gunhouse, Matthew Schenning, and Jason John Würm. In conjunction, Guest Spot Project Gallery will feature The Devil in the Details, a series of works by Baltimore-Based artist, Jason Hughes. A discussion entitled Gentrification, Two Cities, and the Artist’s Model will examine the various roles that have been associated with artists, and will be held in conjunction with the closing on July 11, 2015, 2-4 p.m. Work In Progress on In Progress Work has been documenting the changing landscape of Downtown Brooklyn over the last four years, cataloging over 1,500 images to its blog. Work In Progress on In Progress Work was started by photographer Jason John Würm, a long-time resident of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Jason routinely photographed on his daily commute through Downtown. In 2013, in hopes of documenting the changes in the neighborhood, he proposed a collaborative project with fellow photographers Matthew Schenning, Carl Gunhouse and Maureen Drennan. The parameters of the project are to photograph whatever struck each artist's eye, within a circumference of about a half a mile from the Fulton Mall, in the hopes that they might give collective voice to the rapid gentrification of the area. In the Project Gallery will be The Devil in the Details, featuring works by Jason Hughes, an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on sculpture, drawing, and print media. For the last several years, his research has focused on the history of American economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His work addresses issues of high and low craft, production and trade, as well as shifts in representation and the perception of value.