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New York City Artist Collective OCCULTER Presents BLACK BEACH at White Box
White Box is pleased to kick-off its Beach Box Series with “Black Beach”, the first group exhibition by New York City artist collective OCCULTER.
Five OCCULTER artists will be featured in “Black Beach”: Nadav Benjamin; Jeremy Dyer; Derrick Cruz; Jonathan Goldstein; and Gabriel J. Shuldiner. Each artist will present large format works spanning the scope of digital constructions, mixed-media paintings, sculpture and site-specific installations. Smaller works will be presented as a “Consumables Shop” at the White Box-Universal Ltd. Editions Cafe.
In “Black Beach”, OCCULTER members introduce a collection of tenebrous works as a call to worship at the feet of new mythologies still in flux. As symbolists in expectation of an uncertain future, each artist attempts to interpret consciousness or the incorporeal, with history (aesthetic, religious, political or otherwise) as a tool, not a guide.
The installation as a whole evokes a self-reflective spirituality that longs for a community as it shuns it. Contrasting the contemplative allusions in the artwork, on opening and closing nights “Black Beach” will transition from a space of observation to one of participation, as a set of energetic musical performances curated by Todd Pendu of Pendu NYC fill White Box.