a project in parts
by 50th State Kid
July 1–31, 2021
On the verge of being,
used up completely,
50th State kid is exhausted.
Wed & Sat: 11–3pm
July 1–31, 2021 | Spray painted plywood covers a large hole in the floor of the gallery.
July 2–31 | Safety cones punctuate the room.
July 3–31 | An American Flag themed inflatable tube man takes up temporary residence at the venue.
July 4, 2–6pm | BBQ.
July 8–31 | Background noise fills the space through subtitles in vinyl lettering...[wind blowing], [waves crashing], [people screaming].
July 15–31 | Twelve framed color prints identify specters haunting the scene— “AUTHOR, STATESMAN, SCHOLAR, HUMANITARIAN, HISTORIAN, PATRIOT, RANCHMAN, EXPLORER, NATURALIST, SCIENTIST, SOLDIER, CONSERVATIONIST.”
July 22–31 | A ‘Stars & Stripes Bamboo Torch’ consumes the available oxygen in a freestanding acrylic display case, extinguishing itself in the process.
July 29, 6–8pm | Closing event: a series of readings on exhaustion.