Eric Gottshall: Reclamation of the 100th Monkey

27 Jan 2017 – 19 Feb 2017

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Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is pleased to announce, “Reclamation of the 100th Monkey” by CSG/NY by conceptual artist Eric Gottshall, a solo exhibition consisting of sculpture, performance, sound, and video.


In the artist’s own words:

“My art attempts to satirize pinnacle moments in human evolution. Commonly know as the 100th monkey phenomenon, this phrase articulates the very moment when human involvement in a given social trend explodes to ubiquitous proportions. I thus create faux medical devices ( F. A. C. E. Units: Facilitating Analogue Cerebral Exploration), which attempt to mitigate, or even eliminate said social movements from happening. These devices demonstrate the primal pessimism and fear; which remains persistent through our species when new, shifting sociopolitical trends, for better or worse, emerge.

In this instance, my four F.A.C.E. units (“Digital-Vision”, “Pano-Vision”, “Foresight”, and “Voyeur-Vision”) articulate an inherent fear one may feels towards the codependency between a digital native, and the digital means through which they communication/observe. In my dystopian projection that is our planets near future, our most formative generations have all but lost a tangible connection with society, nature, love, sex, etc. In trying to curb the effects of human withdrawal, these F.A.C.E. units, all requiring distinctly different involvement by the wearer, provide a middle ground proxy for those individuals most disconnected.” 

Eric is represented in New York by CSG/NY and has previously shown work in 4 previous projects with the gallery. This is his first New York solo.

Exhibiting artists

Eric Gottshall


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