“Memory Palace” at Equity Gallery

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Equity Gallery presents “Memory Palace,” a group show curated by Margot Yale and featuring the work of Audrée Anid, Jamie Earnest and Kelly Olshan. The exhibition takes its name from the “method of loci,” an ancient imaginal technique used by Greco-Roman orators. This approach relies on the assumption that spatial memory of familiar places is the most potent mnemonic device. Using the memory palace, a subject can memorize the layout of an architectural environment, pairing each physical locus with a distinct fact. By imagining the experience of walking through this space, one can facilely retrieve this new material. The three artists featured in “Memory Palace” explore this relationship between memory and architectural space. Tapping into fleeting, personal, imagined and unattainable spaces, these artists negotiate the boundaries between lived experience and fictional, spatial environments. The intricacies and incompatibilities of the architectural constructions within these artists’ work capture how both fleeting imaginaries and enduring memories are invariably entangled in the built environment. Their works challenge the limits of spatial logic and demand that we reorient ourselves amid these disjointed landscapes.

When:

  • Wed, Sep 5, 2018 — Sat, Oct 13, 2018
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Where:

Equity Gallery
245 Broome St.
New York, NY 10002

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