June 23 - July 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6 - 8pm

Weightless

Dan Carlson


WEIGHTLESS is the culmination of a three-year long multi-disciplinary project that combines sculpture, video, photography, and drawing to create a response to the death of NASA's Space Shuttle program, the emergence of low Earth orbit drone technology, and the oncoming 21st century Space Race.

Artist Statement

Dan Carlson makes art in an effort to capture the tension between conceptual ideals and existing realities. He creates artistic responses to sites with dense cultural and political histories, most recently through exploring Cold War relics and industrial wastelands from the mid 20th century. Investigating these residual monuments provides a compelling outlet to decode human nature and question our understanding of phenomenological histories that ultimately affect our future. The videos, installations, and sculptures that manifest as a result of this questioning show a heightened attention to the materiality of high and low technology and address issues of masculinity, labor, science, and the archive while maintaining a strong sense of play.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Humanities NY.