New York-based visual artist KS Brewer has also centered her recent work around the concept of trauma. Her recent installation curated by Gabrielle Aruta at her space Filo Sofi Arts, Doubled Up In Your Image, uses sculpture, video, painting, sound and scent to manifest internalized traumas that are both personal to her but also vague enough to tap into the collective unconscious of her viewers. “I want this to be a space where people bring their personal associations and be something that can apply to people in their own lives,” says Brewer.Read More
An immersive, interactive video sculpture installation, ‘Doubled Up in Your Image’ by KS Brewer is a cathartic investigation into the depths of trauma & desire — suggesting that through a gradual process of acknowledgement and validation, we can empower ourselves in exorcising our personal demons. On view at Filo Sofi Arts through October 21st.Read More
KS Brewer’s new installation, deemed a “post-traumatic impression of a bedroom,” features elements like strange sounds and a burnt-looking bed that has a concealed cavity to duck into, where an “uplifting” multimedia experience can be found. It encompasses both the mental distortions that trauma brings and a chance to escape them.Read More
Do you ever just spend large swaths of time sitting around and thinking about all the things you could be achieving and doing and having but currently lack? Ha ha yeah, me neither. Anyway, if you find some familiarity in that feeling of longing perhaps you’d be wise to check out Kelsey S. Brewer’s Hungry, a multimedia installation made in collaboration with Jeremy Penn that explores desire and all of its tangles.
There are many ways to express the sublime frustration that comes with wanting something you know you cannot have, or at least cannot have now. Fittingly, the artistic mediums in this show reflect that: there is film, sculpture, text, vintage erotica, performance, and more. There will also be mirrors strewn throughout the space, so you can take a nice good look at yourself and all you don’t have.Read More
At approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday evening joyful, live piano music carried its way from a side street near the Wilson L subway stop. While neighborhood residents sat out on their stoops and in lawn chairs on the sidewalk in an effort to soak up the final rays of the day, traveling musician Adam Lozoya happily played a big white and gold upright piano with candelabras protruding from the front. He sat perched behind the keys while making melodies outside of Unruly Collective's big brick building on Cooper Street. The music kept guests entertained as they waited patiently on the steps to enter the space and witness "www III," a curated show by multimedia artist Ventiko.Read More