Marc Lafia, Making Sense
The Gallery @1GAP, Richard meier on Prospect Park, April 29 - September 26, 2018
Marc Lafia is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work examines network culture and the ways it changes our relationship to our memories and our bodies, from one of representation to presentation. Lafia began his career as a sought after writer, conceptualizing music videos like Madonna’s, “Express Yourself”, and Michael Jackson’s, “Black and White”. In the 1990s he shifted his focus to visual art, consulting on projects for the Tate Britain and MoMA, and authoring an internet work Lara Croft Stripped Bare by Her Assassins, Even (The Memex Engine 1999). While the artist’s cyberpunk works from the 1990s were built of code and screens and interactivity, his new combines use ordinary fabrics and plastics and are reminiscent of sculptures from the 1970s by artists like Eva Hesse, Robert Morris, and Richard Tuttle.