Transmitter presents: The Model Reader
PAUL GAGNER, ALEX GINGROW, MEGAN HAYS, ELLE PÉREZ, DEVIN POWERS
JUNE 5 – JUNE 28, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, June 5, 6–9 PM
Open Weekends 12-6PM, 1329 Willoughby Ave.
In conjunction with Space Available, organized by Rob de Oude and Paul Corio, Transmitter (minus Rob de Oude) presents The Model Reader. Like so many good ideas, this show stemmed from a conversation at the bar after an opening. From a casual discussion of an artist who seemed to be making work just for us, we arrived at Umberto Eco’s notion of the Model Reader. The Model Reader is a fictitious reader of any actual text (or work of art) who is imagined by the actual reader or viewer as they read, as the person who would perfectly receive and understand the work. With this as our inspiration, we selected five artists, each of whom we feel are making work with us as the ideal audience.