The Space Program is proud to present Flesh & Mesh, an exhibition featuring performance and
time-based media, curated by Lincoln Lysager on view at Icebox Project Space.
Colloquially, the word flesh is attributed to the amalgam between skin and skeleton. Muscle,
tissue, and fat comprise the corporeal matrix of structure and substance. In this abstract,
interstitial space, the exhibition Flesh & Mesh posits form. Fifteen artists, selected through an
open call put out by The Space Program, create work that inhabits the Icebox, expanding and
settling over a two-week period.
This living exhibit pushes the viewer to let go of a need for definitive perceptual notions of
what a thing is . Flesh & Mesh asks us to experience the mediums themselves, their shifting
forms, and to show up for the manifested metamorphosis at the end of the exhibition,
acknowledging its potential discrepancies with our own perceptions. The physical structures
employed in the space draw on architectural tropes of performance and habitat. These serve
as skeletons to support sculpture, performance, and video. The culmination of moving parts
will result in a single image of documentation: the metamorphosis of sensorial, cerebral, and
primal that comprise Flesh & Mesh.