Bakehouse Art Complex presents Ghoulish Gestures by Brian Whiteley. Whiteley is a Brooklyn based multi-media artist focused on myth-making and hijacking the media-machine through absurd and anonymous, public performances. His practice capitalizes on our obsession with the unreal, the uncanny and our apparent, underlying need for these strange fascinations to be actualized. Whiteley’s mid-career survey, curated by Jesse Firestone, will feature photography, video, sculpture, and other ephemera related to his two most notorious performances as clowns and Bigfoot in urban environments – these performances have garnered over millions of views on the internet and were featured in hundreds of press articles (CBS News, Daily Mail UK, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Mag, Gothamist, Chicagoist, AOL News, NY Daily News, NPR, etc.). This exhibition presents the flash gestures and elaborate rouses Whiteley undertakes to subvert the media and use its ravenous appetite as a tool for personal gain and critical reflection.
Brian Whiteley earned a Masters in Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is represented by the Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. Whiteley’s clown alter ego “Flap Jack” is featured in NPR as one of the top ten scariest clowns.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St, Miami, Florida 33127