Lump
Jerstin Crosby
Generation Hex
May 2014
You’re in the middle of a forest. Your phone is dead now. At least you are living you think. Really living. The difference is just formatting. A way to categorize. You know how 1997 felt yellow and 1993 seemed dark green. You are lying on the earth pushing a dead phone into the mud. A large magnolia leaf is sticking up out of the hole where the headphones normally fit, like a little vase.

"Is there something that I can help with? ", a muffled monotone speaks through the mud. A low purple glow from the display. 1996, is that you?

A surge of interest brought you to the forest that afternoon. What you were to become could not yet be gleaned by looking through the backlogs or by simply studying the expression behind your dark tinted face plate. The crowd logged out and you chose to linger in the woods alone to collect wild tea.

For his third solo exhibition, at Lump, New York based artist Jerstin Crosby will present, Generation Hex, an exhibition of small grayscale paintings, and other ephemera. His broad approach to art encompasses an array of individual art projects, and collaborations, in addition to working as a designer, and a publisher of artists editions. His work has been exhibited internationally, at Cell Projects in London, the 9th Shanghai Biennial in China, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Exit Art, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, La Galería de Comercio in Mexico City and Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli in Helsinki. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina and is the Founder of Acid Rain, a project that distributes art work through mass media such as television broadcasts and electronic publications.
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