Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Duane Linklater, Virginia Overton, Kathleen Ryan, Christopher Williams
Junkyard of Dreams
13 Jan – 4 Mar 2023
39 Walker

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Junkyard of Dreams, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2023

Bortolami Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2023 at 39 Walker Street, featuring five artists: Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Duane Linklater, Virginia Overton, Kathleen Ryan, and Christopher Williams.

The artworks on view are contextualized within North American post- industrialization and its myriad socio-technical transformations, coalescing into a portrait of a world inherited without its major sites of local industry. These artworks function as both relics and futurist dreamscapes; not only a record of concerted changes in productivity, labor, and consumption throughout the continent prior the turn of the 21st century, but also a prescient vision of industry’s future. Major centers of production, from lumber to automotive fabrication, steeply declined in the post-war period affecting working class groups sharply yet unevenly, and opening up new areas for what stood as typical American work, while leaving behind a host of husked sites.

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Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Provisional Prop)

Untitled (Provisional Prop), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Adapted For Use: Untitled Focal length: 210mm Aperture: f/11 Image ratio: 2.41:1 Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cm Distance film layer to focal plane: 101cm Bellows extension: 50.6cm Depth of field: 1.289mm Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf November 20, 2016

Adapted For Use: Untitled Focal length: 210mm Aperture: f/11 Image ratio: 2.41:1 Distance lens to focal plane: 29.7cm Distance film layer to focal plane: 101cm Bellows extension: 50.6cm Depth of field: 1.289mm Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf November 20, 2016, 2019

Installation view of displayed artwork titled croatoan 1

croatoan 1, 2023

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Generator VI

Generator VI, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Quartered Log (Black Cherry I)

Quartered Log (Black Cherry I), 2023

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (standard men’s insole) BÚFALO NATURE ALLROUND 46 2 Lagen Echtes Leder / Feuchtigkeitsbindend Inhalt: 1 Paar Art. 4035 BNS Bergal Nico & Solitaire Vertriebs GmbH, Rheinallee 96, Mainz, Germany 4035-BUF-1301 Studio Thomas Borho, Oberkasseler Str. 39, Düsseldorf, Germany October 3, 2019

Untitled (standard men’s insole) BÚFALO NATURE ALLROUND 46 2 Lagen Echtes Leder / Feuchtigkeitsbindend Inhalt: 1 Paar Art. 4035 BNS Bergal Nico & Solitaire Vertriebs GmbH, Rheinallee 96, Mainz, Germany 4035-BUF-1301 Studio Thomas Borho, Oberkasseler Str. 39, Düsseldorf, Germany October 3, 2019, 2020

Installation view of displayed artwork titled new_albion_1

new_albion_1, 2023

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Feminist review of the Oedipus Complex

Feminist review of the Oedipus Complex, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Quartered Log (Black Cherry II)

Quartered Log (Black Cherry II), 2023

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2022