Dave Greber — Trail Magique — At May

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May says
May gallery & residency
presents:

TRAIL MAGIQUE

Dave Greber

Opening reception
May 7th, 6pm - 11pm

Exhibition runs May 7th through July 31st, 2016

Artist round table
Date: TBA, June
at May gallery & residency
Moderated by: TBA

Free entrance to all exhibition related events
Starting May 7th, May gallery is open 11am to 8pm Wednesday through Sunday, by appointment seven days a week, or Every First Saturday from 11am to 10pm

Please support May by visiting may-neworleans.org/membership

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May gallery & residency
750 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
ph: 504 316 3474
e: gallery@mayneworleans.org
w: may-neworleans.org

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“Trail Magic” is a phenomenon which expresses itself on long-distance pilgrimages during moments of synchronicity or good fortune. In the gross realm: Trail Angels, altruistic trail guardians, offer Trail Magic to pilgrims in the form of consumables (food, medicine, alcohol) or services (rides, beds, showers) throughout their journey.

On the Appalachian Trail, the act of bypassing sections of trail is known as yellow blazing.

Greber’s immersive exhibition at May gallery reflects an interest in—or desire to bypass—lengthy spiritual or literal pilgrimages as a catalyst for inner growth or easy satisfaction. Dave’s exhibition at May will conflate the common human desires—which are at odds with one another—of inner growth and immediate gratification. His recent completion, and occasional yellow blazing of the Appalachian Trail has lead him to study and employ traditional labyrinth forms in juxtaposition with pop-culture’s dimensionless, ephemeral, but immediate trappings of satisfaction.

Bio:
“My work identifies spiritual meaning within our contemporary society by applying mystic readings to popular capitalist communications and their folk reverberations. - Dave Greber

Dave Greber was born in Philadelphia in 1982. He studied at the Middle Bucks Institute for Technology, Temple University, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and Tulane University. After a stint as a filmmaker/freelance commercial video producer, he found his calling in the contemporary art resurgence of post-Katrina New Orleans, creating video loops and site-specific multimedia installations. His installations have been featured in museums: Prospect 1.5, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; commercial galleries, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, C24 Gallery in NYC; and International Media Festivals. His work has been covered by Art in America, Rhizome, Artforum, Artvoices, Hyperallergic, DailyServing, Pelican Bomb, Oxford American, and others.

EXHIBITION SUPPORTED BY:

May Board of Directors
May Exhibition Fund Donors
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Printed Matter, Inc.
South market District
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation
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