Red House presents - elegy: society for a dead society

staff reports 04/03/10

Paul Lloyd Sargent: elegy: society for a dead society

Exhibit on Display from April 15 to June 6
Opening Reception, Thursday, April 15, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Artist Talk is at 7 p.m.

Having grown up in Syracuse during the burgeoning hardcore music scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, multidisciplinary artist Paul Lloyd Sargent returns home this spring to present elegy: society for a dead society, his first solo show in Central New York, mounted at the Red House Art Center from April 15 through June 6.

Drawn from details of the death of a former friend and bandmate, elegy is presented through a multimedia installation of mashed up, remix and recontextualized
historical ephemera collected from mix-tapes, amateur videos, zines, photographs, band fliers, sketchbook pages, song lyrics and more. A lament for the death of youth despite the overwhelming persistence of youth culture, elegy: society for a dead society paints nostalgia and cynicism as two shades within the same dark palette.

Paul Lloyd Sargen tsplits his time between Brooklyn and Wellesley Island. He was raised in Syracuse and graduated from Nottingham High School in 1989 and Hamilton College in 1993. After stints in Las Vegas, Boston, and
Venice Beach, in 2000, he received his MFA in video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The reception will be free and open to the public as a part of th3. The Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 425-0405 or email press@theredhouse.org.

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