27 February – 27 March, 2010


Opening Saturday, February 27th, 6-8pm

There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons—
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes—

-Emily Dickinson

Spencer Brownstone is pleased to present a tandem exhibition featuring the work of Tara Sinn and Rafaël Rozendaal.
Winter is a time marked by hostile weather and driven by extremes. Functioning as an immersive environment, this exhibition descends into a realm where the altered psychological state of winter operates as the norm, -the artworks simultaneously reveling and reviling in conflicting symptoms of indulgence and depravation, anxiety and detachment, mania and depression.
First conceived as a web animation (babydinosaureyes.com/xanax), Tara Sinn’s XANAX utilizes typography and design tropes to address the limitations of pharmaceutical taxonomy, psychiatric medication, and its greater psychopharmacological concerns. Toying with the construction of the palindrome, Sinn blurs the lines between the austerity of official drug nomenclature and the contemporary nonchalant approach to recreational drug use. This exhibition will feature a new large-scale installation version of XANAX composed of suspended Mylar.

Artist Bio

Tara Sinn lives and works in New York. Her work was recently exhibited at MAGISIN Centre National d’art Contemporain in France and in an exhibition curated by Oliver Mosset in Switzerland. This is her first large-scale New York exhibition.