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JESSE MORGAN BARNETT + JEFF GIBBONS : OPENING RECEPTION 23 JAN 2015 @ GMF

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THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION PRESENTS 

JESSE MORGAN BARNETT 
PERSONAL LIFE 

JEFF GIBBONS 
AUTO RELATIVITY KINETOTRON

OPENING 23 JAN / 6 – 8 PM
23 JAN – 6 MAR 2015

PERSONAL LIFE 

Jesse Morgan Barnett’s PERSONAL LIFE is derived from a sub categorical list of information relating to personhood. The installation designates objects, images and text into aesthetic and conceptual relationships which appraise the nature of anniversaries, toddler-ism, entrepreneurship, appropriation, mourning, boredom and deviation. Included in the exhibition are indefinite depictions of the ouroboros, a juvenile male orca, self defense, constellations and self portraiture.

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Jesse Morgan Barnett is a Dallas based artist who received his M.F.A. (Intermedia) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011. His work has been exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas), Dallas Contemporary, INTERSTATE (Brooklyn), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), FQ projects (Shanghai), Gallery Rostrum (Malmö), and OFG.XXX (Dallas) among other locations in London, Roswell, Malaysia, Wales and France. His work has also been featured in publications such as Adbusters, Flash Forward, and Semigloss. magazine. Barnett co-founded the Dallas Biennial and is a member of the collaborative group Dick Higgins. His work attempts to revalue wandering, anniversaries, boredom and mourning.

AUTO RELATIVITY KINETOTRON

[A mountain is just the ground made tall, still, beautiful, exciting, and terrifying. What seems like a long time ago (to me), people hung a weight on a string next to a mountain and saw that the mountain influenced gravity. The string and weight would come off vertical, which could be measured and a formula made to approximate the weight of the mountain, which was then used to approximate the weight of the earth and the moon and the sun. Using a phenomenon to measure the invisible.]

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[Noah’s Ark was man saving his universe. A story that placed humans as master in control of their nature, able to commune with the god, and save all life on earth. Ego]

[Experiments in quantum mechanics show matter existing in multiple places at once. Atoms behave differently when they are observed vs. not observed. All the matter in the universe is essentially made of the same base particles.]

[Everyone (Everything) is a time traveler. The body is a vessel to be inhabited (ad infinitum).  It’s also a nothing machine. A river carved over time flowing the same but changing with the rain and the melt and moon and the end.]

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Jeff Gibbons (b. Detroit, 1982) received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. Several solo exhibitions in Dallas, Tx include Boylet Toilet at Oliver Francis Gallery, Let the Drip from the Ceiling become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof at CentralTrak Gallery, Humming Music / Grinding Teeth at the McKinney Ave Contemporary, Knotted Noodle at 500x, and an upcoming solo show Drink the Bath at Conduit Gallery as well as collaborative shows in San Antonio and Houston. Several group and collaborative exhibitions through various venues include the Texas Biennial, the Dallas Biennial, Red Arrow Contemporary (as Apophenia Underground), and Beef Haus (with Gregory Ruppe). International exhibitions include KoncertKirken in Denmark, the Berlin Becher Triennial in Germany, as well as upcoming collaborative shows in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hiroshima, Japan. He recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize, exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair, co-created the 2013-2014 exhibition series Deep Ellum Windows with artist Justin Ginsberg, and was a yearlong artist in residence at CentralTrak in Dallas, Tx in 2014.

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