*gHoUlsH gEsTuReS*

Brian Whiteley: GhOuLisH gEsTuReS
Bakehouse / Miami, FL

February 12- March 12, 2016

Brian Whiteley is a visual artist interested in subversive gestures that can reveal hidden truths and dismantle systems.

Brian Whiteley is a Brooklyn based multi-media artist focused on hijacking the media-machine through absurd and anonymous, public performances. His practice capitalizes on our obsession with the unreal, the uncanny and our apparent, underlying need for these strange fascinations to be actualized. Whiteley’s solo exhibition, curated by Jesse Firestone, will feature photography, video, sculpture, and other ephemera related to his two most notorious performances as clowns and Bigfoot in urban environments – these performances have garnered over millions of views on the internet and were featured in hundreds of press articles (CBS News, Daily Mail UK, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Mag, Gothamist, Chicagoist, AOL News, NY Daily News, NPR, etc.). This exhibition presents the flash gestures and elaborate rouses Whiteley undertakes to subvert the media and use its ravenous appetite as a tool for personal gain and critical reflection, ultimately exposing the media for the vapid succubus it has become.

Brian Whiteley earned a Masters in Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is represented by the Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. Whiteley’s clown alter ego “Flap Jack” is featured in NPR as one of the top ten scariest clowns.

Miami, FL

City of Miami, Miami, FL

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