Art: Buy Me at LOHIOH Gallery

Influenced by his work as a stylist for Amazon.com, artist James Schenck’s retail-like installation of clothing and accessories, Buy Me, demonstrates his interest in “devaluing the cult of persona

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Influenced by his work as a stylist for Amazon.com, artist James Schenck’s retail-like installation of clothing and accessories, Buy Me, demonstrates his interest in “devaluing the cult of personality that often accompanies art.” And so every object is displayed, price marked and up for sale, thereby revealing the similarities between the traditional role of an art gallery and the larger consumer economy. 

Martha Rosler plumbed these same waters with her 40-years-running Meta-Monumental Garage Sale (which had a recent showing at the MoMA), but Schenck’s installation focuses on the personal, rather than the public. Buy Me will be the first exhibition at LOHIOH Gallery, in the former synthetica-m Gallery space, which Alex Jameson (previously of YES Gallery) has recently renovated. 

Opening reception: 8 p.m. Saturday. Through May 31. 2157 Central Ave., Brighton.

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