June 18 – July 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18, 7–10 PM
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
L or M train to Myrtle/Wyckoff
Open Sundays, 1-6pm
June 13, 2011 — Famous Accountants is delighted to present Unidentified, an exhibition of new work by Shanna Maurizi. This is her first solo show in New York.
Unidentified is a rumination on biology, science fiction and genetics. Aggressively cutting, scraping, or obscuring the surface of her photographs, Maurizi attempts to rupture images of natural history museums, research labs, and curiousity cabinets. Neon colors leak through incisions and crust around the edges of floating shapes, a reference to the fluorescent dyes used to mark DNA in transgenic animals. Research labs full of vaguely threatening machinery erupt in multicolored lights or murky insect swarms. The photographs themselves, neutral but sharply observed, are an attempt to index the slippage between constructed knowledge and its subject, which never seems to hold still.