The Plague Doctors / Abner Preis (DAI, 2014) / Harlan Levey Projects
Sculptures, video, salvaged toys and fire drawings open the door to mythological variants united by histories of plagues, protectors, healings and unhinged joy in the first presentation of new studio works by Abner Preis (2010 – 2013). ‘The Plague Doctors’ builds on Preis’ object based story telling works, ‘The Lagoon,’ (CC Strombeek, 2010) and ‘The Clown,’ (Tent, Rotterdam, 2011) as well as recent performance based research projects, ‘Turnbuckle Garage’ (Twente Biennale, 2013) and ‘the Superhero Project’ (various, ongoing). Having collaborated on each of these endeavors, Harlan Levey Projects is very pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by Abner Preis in it's new space.
About Abner Preis:
Abner Preis was born in Hadera (Israel, 1975) and raised in Akron, Ohio and later Philadelphia, where he earned a BFA at Tyler School of Fine Arts. He is presently acquiring an MFA at the Dutch Art Institute. Since 2004, the central aspect of his work has been traditional story-telling, with narratives characterized by appropriation, participation, playfulness and a process, which is based on action and social engagement. In addition to the Netherlands, Preis’ work has been exhibited in the USA, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, and he regularly performs in international art and public spaces, independently or in collaboration with his collective, The Dogs of Shame.
Vernissage – Friday, June 07, 2013, 18:00 – 21:00
Exhibition runs: 07 June – 11 August, 2013
Harlan Levey Projects, 37 Rue Léon Lepagestraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium