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Only Pods: Opening Reception

Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 PM

free entry
Online tickets not available

Thursday, April 15 at 6PM

Only Pods: Opening Reception

39-31 29th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

free entry
Online tickets not available
Opening Night!
April 15, 5 – 9pm

OnlyPods opens tonight at 6pm - 9pm at the Flux Factory Gallery! However, tonight’s reception, will not include drinks in the community garden due to rain.

The gallery will be open from 6pm - 9pm tonight, so please come by to see the show and grab a special “gift bag” from Remi and Jevi!

Four people will be let into the gallery at one time. Masks are required.

Please also register for the Only Pods Artist Talk on April 27
https://withfriends.co/event/10030008/only_pods_artist_talk_and_qanda

Flux Factory Gallery is pleased to present OnlyPods, a collaborative exhibition by Remi Dalton and Jevijoe Vitug on view from April 14th - April 28th. This exhibition features a selection of paintings by each artist, video projections, and a large-scale collaborative painting. Dalton and Vitug examine what live-stream culture means to our conception of private spaces.

The exhibition’s title refers to the popular internet subscription service OnlyFans. “Fans'' is replaced with the word “Pods” which refers to the artist’s studio in which they live and work. Like OnlyFan’s creators, artists must delicately balance spectacle and sincerity to protect their vulnerable economic position. Both Dalton and Vitug explore this balance, as well as the blurring of the boundaries of aesthetics and ethics caused by social media and live-streaming platforms.

The medium of oil paint historically imparts heroism on its subjects. Both Dalton and Vitug use this aspect of their medium along with the translational essence of the meme to depict worlds in which the promise of going viral induces greatness and madness. Dalton’s Dream Room paintings depict the cluttered refuge of a contemporary romantic hero who isolates themselves halfway between the digital and physical realms. Vitug’s #indigenizemememoji.2020 encodes pandemic memes based on the socio-political cult of personality with a presence of indigeneity.

In 2021 both artists lived and worked together in New York. During this time Dalton and Vitug created a series of portraits, live-streamed with studio spaces, and collaborated on the largest painting in the exhibition entitled Sleepofreasonxxx (after Francisco Goya, after Manuel Ocampo.)
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