Thursday, June 11, 2009

Alife Presents Kai Regan Opening Reception

Glass breaks under your feet as you enter Kai Regan's - Reckless Endangerment exhibition at 157 Rivington. Today's opening not only marked the opening for Kai Regan's exhibition, but also the Alife Presents space which marks the return of Alife art exhibitions. Reckless Endangerment is a "solo installation focused around rebellion and the belief that one should never settle or be scared to to express frustrations and anger with the status quo".

The work is displayed in a site specific environment that was created by New York Graffiti legend and member of the IRAK Crew, EARSNOT. The intimate space creates a great atmosphere for the discussion between destruction and creation. 

'Reckless Endangerment' is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The subject of the work has a linear focus on self inflicted pain. The photographs are stunning. 30" x 40" chromogenic print on metallic paper contained in clean matte black frames. The large glass panes reflect the unique space and neighboring pieces.  

Kai Regan - "Behind the various sides of destruction lies intent and therefore this show also examine that concept together with cause and effect. Depending on intent a political riot can provoke change, but it can just as easily destroy the cause it stood for. This show examines your intent, the line you walk, or destroy, coupled with an understanding of the balance of both destruction and creation."

The show runs June 11 - July 12 from noon to 7 at 157 Rivington, across of A.R.C.