Contemporary Art

Saturday at The Reading Room

'Perpetual Care' (Roadkill Diamond documentation), 2011
‘Perpetual Care’ (Roadkill Diamond documentation), 2011

Tendered Currency, new work by Shane Mecklenburger, will open at The Reading Room on Saturday, April 14 from 7 to 9 pm with a reception for the artist followed by a reading on Sunday, April 15 at 4 pm. The exhibition will continue through May 12.

Mecklenburger’s work investigates American culture and various market functions and transactions, “our internal struggles and contradictions, our national self-perception and the way we are perceived, valued and devalued”. TRR will feature video, sculpture, prints and a live eBay auction. During an election year and while the Dallas Arts Fair is in progress, Mecklenburger will show how he sold The Future on eBay and made a diamond from the script of Superman III.

An intermedia artist working between installation, media art and performance, Mecklenburger holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Assistant Professor of Art & Technology at Ohio State University’s Department of Art. His work has exhibited at Hoxton Gallery/London, The Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music/Amsterdam, Ubersee Museum/Bremen, Centro Cultural Paso del Norte/Juarez, The El Paso Museum of Art and Dallas Museum of Art.

The Reading Room is a project space dedicated to the intersection of visual and text based culture located at 3715 Parry Avenue, Dallas. For further information Karen Weiner 214 952 4109.

Since I couldn’t embed Mecklenburger’s relevant video, you can go here to watch it.

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