DOPPELGÄNGER PROJECTS PRESENTS:
Lee Hunter | Cosmogenesis : Constellation (40.707990, -73.904770)
Doppelgänger | Studio
59-33 Linden Street
Ridgewood, NY 11385
October 14 - December 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 14, 3:00 - 6:00pm
“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five-
Doppelgänger Projects is pleased to present Lee Hunter | Cosmogenesis : Constellation (40.707990, -73.904770), at Doppelgänger | Studio in Ridgewood, Queens from October 14 - December 16, 2018. An opening reception will be held on October 14, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00pm.
The boot imprints itself on the dry soil, pressing slowly into the dusty remains of arid earth, rocks and debris cracking under a rubber sole. The traveler scans the horizon and registers the image of the remote landscape, the violet sky glowing, as this location and its samples are captured and stored in the requisite devices and tubes for eventual study, analysis, and archival. Each planetary quay necessitates such standard operating procedures - without such a studious undertaking, the codex to cross between worlds and solar systems would not exist, other portals locked tight until the final piece of the puzzle is secured. At least that was how the travel cults purportedly wayfared less than a century earlier. The Archivist carefully scrutinizes these fragments of other worlds, hoping to reveal the pathways and peregrinations that the underground collectives forged, hoping to avoid the authoritarianism against interdimensional travel. During the collapse of society, individuals had to keep their time jumping clandestine to avoid persecution. The Archivist quietly sifts through the ephemera of other worlds, hoping to find the key to a new cosmos.
Much like The Archivist, Lee Hunter has been amassing objects, images, and media over the course of several years for their magnum opus, Cosmogenesis. The thorough construction of a narrative cultivated from science fiction and cyberpunk motifs has created a microcosm of new identities, in which the story of a not-so-distant near future portrays newly constructed links between evolved organisms. In Cosmogenesis : Constellation (40.707990, -73.904770), a satellite library has been curated from a small portion of this collection, the objects representing facets of alien panoramas. Should a visitor to the library properly examine the assembled pieces, it is plausible they may open a gate to a new dimension. With each icon in the exhibition representing a separate form of existence - each its own cipher of a covert language - Cosmogenesis : Constellation (40.707990, -73.904770) aims to unveil the spirit of a hidden star.
Lee Hunter is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, sculpture, and video. Hunter is interested in the built environment, landscape, and perception. Their work has been exhibited at artist run galleries and non-profit art spaces such as Comfort Station, Vox Populi, The Luminary, and The Franklin. They has received support to attend a number of artist-in-residence programs including Summer Forum, ACRE, The Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation. Hunter received a BS from Portland State University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Hunter lives and works in New York, NY.
Lee Hunter | Cosmogenesis : Constellation (40.707990, -73.904770) will be open October 14, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. and by appointment.
To schedule a visit or for inquiries regarding available works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org