New Museum opens Brian Bress. Status Report

The New Museum in New York presents Brian Bress: Status Report an exhibition on view 1/18/12 – 3/25/12 in the New Museum Theater.

Brian Bress, Still from Status Report, 2009. Single-channel video, color, sound. 18 minutes, 40 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

This exhibition, the latest presentation in the New Museum’s ‘Stowaways’ series, will be the New York premier of Brian Bress’s Status Report (2009). In Bress’s low-tech video, humorous characters, all played by the artist, struggle with interpersonal relationships, the pursuit of intended goals, and the desire to communicate. Manipulating pictorial and sculptural conventions through fantastically hand-crafted sets and costumes that combine drawing, painting, and collage, Bress creates a disjunctive world where spaces of imagination and representation compete for equal footing. Brian Bress (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles. His videos have been shown at ICA, Philadelphia; LAX Art, Los Angeles; Diverse Works, Houston; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; and Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton. His work was included in the comprehensive survey exhibition “California Video: Artists and Histories” presented at the Getty Museum in 2008. This is Bress’s first New York museum presentation.

“Brian Bress: Status Report” is organized by Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.

This installation is part of the on-going “Stowaways” series—a constellation of episodic projects and spontaneous interventions in spaces throughout the New Museum.

Dates and times subject to change

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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