Attached to Machines! What Do We Do When Things Break Down?
Attached To Machines! What Do We Do When Things Break Down?" is an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Harriet Poznansky featuring photography by artist and writer Rohan DaCosta, both artists are currently based in Oakland's Fruitvale District, CA.
Free All Day Workshops for Artists and Writers will take place at The Flight Deck in conjunction with this show exploring the question "Attached to Machines! What Do We Do When Things Break Down?" Taking place on Mondays' (19th and 26th September) (3rd and10th October) - Listen Out for Invite and More Info!
The exhibition confronts the reality of brokeness and the need for reparation on a societal and personal level; understanding that the break-down can also be a break-through. This exhibition at The Flight Deck is part of an evolving project led by Poznansky investigating the question "what do we do when things break down?" The final culmination of this exploration will be exhibited in the UK at The Koppel Project, London opening in March 2017.
Poznansky's recent paintings contain an ecology of the mechanical and natural world; initially inspired by observed roadside instances where suddenly a car has broken down and for a brief moment the bonnet is up, the engine exposed and maybe two people who have never met before come together to fix this thing. In painting the exposed engines from transient memory, they become subjective engines that entwine and transform the human body.
DaCosta's candid yet elegantly composed photographs often depict a broken down social structure at it's rawest whilst never failing to see the beauty and unity that too surrounds him.