December 15, 2023 - January 12, 2024
Opening Reception: December 15, 6-8 PM
Dave Alexander Dasha Bazanova Ellen Letcher
Miriam Carothers Rafael Fuchs Sarah Fuhrman
Pat Jackson Ambre Kelly Morgan Jesse Lappin
Liz-N-Val Frank Olt + Andy Warhol James Prez
Yusuke Ochiai Emilia Durka Dan Christoffel
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
Space 776 is excited to present HOLY FAME - a holiday group exhibition that delves deep into the intricate and often paradoxical relationship between devotion, celebrity, and society.
The concept of the HOLY isn't exclusively tied to religious or spiritual contexts. In our everyday lives as human beings, there are numerous secular aspects that we might consider as HOLY, such as Arts and culture, scientific progress, and community, as well as collective ideals such as justice, equality, and freedom. In the realm of the digital age who we choose to offer our devotion to is frequently imposed by the internet, and social media, which divides society into groups that have opposing world views. Unfortunately, we don’t just find the “good” fascinating, we also seem to elevate the darker sides of society.
Similarly, the concept of FAME in this exhibition isn’t just about our era where celebrities guide our collective imagination. FAME can also be distinguished as a result of motivating factors such as fame itself, money, consumerism, power, glamor, and sometimes even accidental fame such as (in)famous criminals and serial killers.
This exhibition invites you to contemplate the blurred boundaries between the secular and the sacred, our fanaticism and fascination with the famous, and the impact of these fractured devotions on our spiritual and societal values.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Insook Park is a South Korean-born, New York - based artist who loves poems, nature, and explores the resonances of different dimensions. Her work has been exhibited in New York and New Jersey. Her work was exhibited in Seoul, South Korea. She holds an MFA degree from SVA, New York, and BA from EWHA Women’s University, Seoul.