Please Form a Straight Line is a group exhibition including works by Jamal Cyrus, Maggie Evans, Benjamin Jones, Yuge Zhou, Frances Lightbound, Mark Menjivar, Jingjing Lin, and Jorge Villarreal in Blue Star Contemporary’s Main Gallery.
Please Form a Straight Line is a group exhibition including works by Jamal Cyrus, Maggie Evans, Benjamin S Jones, Yuge Zhou, Frances Lightbound, Mark Menjivar, Jingjing Lin, and Jorge Villarreal. This timely, diverse, and innovative exhibition explores themes of collectivity, the municipal, property, architecture, and the control and regulation of bodies. These themes intersect where they prompt viewers to consider how society, physically and existentially, is designed. The exhibition acts as a mirror to our current realities and a vehicle to process these experiences. The title calls to mind a range of occurrences, from lining up in primary school, to waiting at the DMV, to more recently 6-foot safety zones and concepts around orderly or acceptable protest. The works suggest the social contracts we subscribe to and builds a conversation around civic and social roles as individuals belonging to a whole. Through this multifaceted group of artists, I bring together a range of global perspectives on these intersecting subjects, with artworks spanning a range of media pushing the boundaries of material histories. Lastly, underpinning the exhibition is the presence of the grid, a significant and prevailing structure to both the history of cities and the history of art. The grid can be considered abstractly, illustrating ideas of order, pattern, and control.
Blue Star Contemporary has reopened to the public with updated visiting procedures. All visitors must schedule an online reservation prior to entrance.
NEW VISITOR GUIDELINES
We care about YOU. Our community’s safety remains our top priority, and we have signed the Greater. SAfer. Together Pledge.
You must schedule your visit to Blue Star Contemporary online prior to arrival.
Face masks must be worn during the duration of your visit by all guests older than 10 years of age.
A temperature check will be required upon arrival; we will use a touchless thermometer
You must observe social distancing of 6 feet from others and maintain proper respiratory etiquette
Sorry, we are not welcoming large groups at this time.
WE’RE DOING MORE TO HELP ENSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
You’ll notice a new plexiglass screen at our admissions desk
Cashless donations in support of our nonprofit museum happily accepted in lieu of admissions
Public restroom doors now have foot pulls–no hands required!
Hand sanitizer is plentifully provided throughout our galleries
Increased disinfection and cleaning around the clock
Our staff will wear face masks, have their temperature checked, and maintain distance requirements.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this together. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020/11/06 - 2021/05/09
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