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I heard a Fly buzz - when I died

  • Ti Art Studios #39 183 Lorraine Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

I heard a Fly buzz - when I died is a two day exhibition of artworks by ten artists from Brooklyn, Canada, and Chile. The artists in this exhibition - Melissa Capasso, Scott Everingham, Austin Furtak-Cole, Paul Gagner, Elsie Kagan, Re McBride, Emilia Olsen, Anna Ortiz, Libby Rosa, and Marcos Sanchez - present work that focuses on the relationship between death and humor.

The exhibition title is taken from one of Emily Dickinson’s most famous poems in which she describes an annoying mental distraction at the most crucial moment of death. The poem builds describing the subject’s struggle to focus on her loved ones as she slowly slips away. At the final moment of death, the subject gazes at her loved ones who have gathered to say farewell only to have her last view blocked by the fly landing on her eye. The work in this exhibition speaks to this idea of dark humor and hilarity at the most final of moments. The reception for I heard a Fly buzz - when I died will take place on April 6th from 6-9pm.