This Land Again
Solo Show by Lindsey Dorr-Niro
Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn’t say nothing—
This land was made for you and me.
-Woody Guthrie, This Land is Your Land (1944)
The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present Lindsey Dorr-Niro’s spring 2017 exhibition, This Land Again, in the main gallery of Sector 2337. With the backside of a billboard as her starting point, Dorr-Niro interrogates the global epidemic of distracted materialism through a set of architectural interventions. These include: a floor sculpture/stage in the gallery’s center that shifts its configuration according to the needs of public programs, a site-specific screen that amplifies and undermines Sector’s storefront window, and the gallery’s adjacent hallway is additionally activated as a site of transition. The resulting environment seeks to prompt inquiry and agency among viewers and participants to ask: What does it mean to take ownership of experience within America’s 21st-century landscape of late-capitalism? What and where is “freedom”? If freedom is possible, how does it locate human dignity and citizenship on this land? Dorr-Niro’s installation is an adaptable backdrop for programs and interventions in Sector 2337’s main space that explore truth and authenticity within today’s sociopolitical environment.
Artist Bio: Throughout her work, transdisciplinary visual artist Lindsey Dorr Niro aims to make art a practice of critical consciousness, calling viewers deeper into themselves and relation with the world. Her installations disrupt and reorganize our vision and being in a way that enable us to see, imagine, and be differently — facilitating an embodied, contemplative, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of late capitalism. Lindsey holds her MFA from Yale University (2008) and currently works as both an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois. Recent exhibitions include A Primacy of Perception at Indiana University’s Fuller Projects Gallery (Bloomington, IN 2016) and An Anthem for the Sun as part of Roman Susan’s No Diving! Series (Chicago, IL, 2016).