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The Synthesis Series

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Tori Abernathy founded Recess Gallery as a space for content-driven exhibitions, incorporating the ambitious side-mission of testing the distinctions between curator, artist, and audience. Abernathy's current project is a three-part exhibit called Synthesis. Its first iteration, Thesis, debuted December 3 at Research Club, producing five collaborative works by randomly pairing 12 artists into groups of two (one group is curatorial) and incorporating "methods gleaned from the Socratic/Hegelian dialectic"—namely, opposition as a road to progress. Abernathy says the collaborative pairs are splitting for the second month's exhibit, Antithesis: "One partner will continue working on the project with a new collaborator from another group." In the final month, "the groups will shift again," leaving neither of the original artists on any given project, while entirely removing Abernathy from a curatorial role. MATT STANGEL

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  • Tuesdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 22 2011
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