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Lawrence F Mesich
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: Lawrence Mesich's media work explores moments when bodies and buildings intersect, and their political and social effects. He uses corporate aesthetics and dry wit to frame these subjects as both singular entities and containers for complex systems.
His recent work focuses on the image and infrastructure of tall buildings, treating these structures as entities that embody the institutions they’re designed to contain. He manipulates the images of these buildings - bending, twisting, elongating them - to parallel the distortions and shifting narratives that institutions use to construct their identities.
His other work examines minute relationships between people and interiors, and the social and ideological systems they produce together. He draws attention to ‘boring’ subjects - mundane rituals and repetitive gestures, workplace layouts, formulaic furniture - and amplifies their absurdity to explore how large an impact these small and often invisible things can have on everyday experiences.
His projects have examined the anonymizing effects of institutional interiors and self-help texts on workplace interactions, explored the expectations and behavioral mandates of soap opera and film noir conventions, and posited an infinite skyscraper as a symbol of complex financial systems run amok.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Solo Exhibitions
2010 | At Work - AC Institute, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 | Making History - Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn,NY
2014 | Screengrab Media Arts Exhibition - Townsville, Australia
2014 | Echo Art Fair, BACG project booth - Buffalo, NY
2014 | BACG BOS Pop-up exhibition - Brooklyn, NY
2013 | Videomedeja Festival - KCNS, Novi Sad, Serbia
2013 | Half-life - pop-up exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2013 | SELECT Fair Video Program - Catalina Hotel, Miami, FL
2013 | CologneOFF IX Festival - various locations
2013 | Eureka! - Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY
2013 | Stony Brook Alumni Exhibition, Stony Brook, NY
2013 | Festival Miden - Kalamata, Greece
2013 | Asshole In The Gallery - Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY
2013 | Bushwich Open Studios - Brooklyn, NY
2013 | FILMIDEO - Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2013 | Film/Video Night - Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
2012 | Hogarth Biannual - Hogarth International, New York, NY
2012 | SELECT Fair - Catalina Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
2012 | Flat Out Video - AC Institute, New York, NY
2012 | FONLAD Festival - Coimbra, Portugal
2012 | SELECT Masquerade, AICON Gallery, New York, NY
2012 | Still A Machine After All These Years - The Loom Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
curator: Holly Shen Chaves
2012 | Bushwich Blackout - The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY
curator: Rachel Fainter
2012 | Stuck On You - RAC Gallery, New York, NY
curators: Risa Shoup and Melanie Kress
2012 | Bushwich Open Studios - Brooklyn, NY
2011 | Luciano Berio’s “Linea” in video, dance, and sound - Troutman Hall, Ridgewood, NY
2011 | Bushwich Open Studios - Brooklyn, NY
2010 | What Is the Where? - Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
curator: Risa Shoup
2010 | 180 Project - Jefferson Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 | Bushwich Open Studios - Brooklyn, NY
2009 | Quality Service, Cooper Union School of Art Galleries, New York, NY
curators: Steven Lam and David William
 








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