Erica Magrey - She Unlimited

Added on by Mitchell Wright.

106 Green is pleased to announce She Unlimited, an exhibition of new work by Erica Magrey. The show will run from June 14th - July 12th. There will be an opening reception on June 13th, 6-9pm. Gallery hours are on Sundays from 12-5.

106 Green is located at 104 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

In She Unlimited, six women embody intimately familiar female personas, performing an investigative relationship with them. Once conjured, the persona’s fit may be surprising: like a deja vu glove, a seamless transition; or, bulkily, somewhere on the spectrum toward needs alteration.  She bops, flexes muscles, puts on attitude. She sells you things. She tries things out for a spell. And now she’s really feeling herself. 


At the show’s core is the content produced for the artist’s online work VISTAS, a virtual glossy of enacted gestures and glances. In each woman’s portrait, numerous looping and overlapping videos play simultaneously against a backdrop of supporting images, design elements, and sounds. In one “room” the women mingle, playing sisters, teammates, and rivals in many fractured instances. Lifted from this navigable context, the elements take on different forms and functions in the exhibition space: reconfigured videos, photographs, busts; sampling, flattening, and extruding. 


These new configurations constitute an expansion of offerings consistent with her ample qualifications, promising a push toward a broadened panorama.

She just can’t - and won’t - stop.


Erica Magrey is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist. She is a 2014-2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, was the 2011 NY Artist in Residence with iaab/International Exchange and Studio Program, Basel, and was a 2012 NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work. Career highlights include screenings and performances at Socrates Sculpture Park, Kaskadenkondensator (Basel), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Magic Pictures (Philadelphia, PA), Freight + Volume, and Storefront for Art and Architecture. She is also a member of the collaborative performance group The Kate Bush Dance Troupe.

VISTAS was originally commissioned for NewHive by Lindsay Howard.

Works on display in She Unlimited will be accompanied by a new essay by Renata Espinosa, a featured performer in the show, regarding the architecture of female empowerment in the fashion industry.

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