Lonely Fire • March 12 – April 25, 2010

Lonely Fire


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March 12th – April 25th 2010
Weekends only: 12 – 6 pm or by appointment

Opening reception: March 12th, 7 – 9 pm
Music by: Special Musical Guest t.b.a.
Location: 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237
Directions: L – train to Graham Avenue [map]

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself “– Miles Davis

“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected by in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding” – Steve Prefontaine

OTZ and Camel Art Space are pleased to announce – Lonely Fire- , a group exhibition of new work by visual artists Chris Burnside, Tania Cross, Nathan Gelgud, Sam Martineau, Ben Needham, Alisa Ochoa, Adam Taye, James Woodward, Enrico Gomez, a.o.

The exhibition borrows its name from the epic Miles Davis track from the -Bitches Brew Sessions-, recorded between 1969-1970, and will explore the concepts of the deification of the modern male athlete, spirituality, local tradition and the road to victory.

Historically, sports or games were organized to ready men for battle and were held in honor of local religious traditions. Some of the first Western games were foot races that were enacted within religious sanctuaries, which precipitated the Olympic Games and the modern sports industrial complex. The gain of immense ascendancy of the individual through organized physical group-set competition began within this framework and has never left our collective conscience.

Sports are still perhaps the greatest theater of live performance where local customs and factional interests are played out. Sports bring solidarity to diverse populations, unified behind a shared goal of winning and team identity. It is in this context that the spectacle of human beings pitted against one and another (or going at it alone) is at its greatest and yet most basic height.

Curated by: Outside the Timezone: Chris Rawson and Julian Calero

Camel Art Space is an Artist operated Art Space with a focus on current issues in art within a not for profit work frame, is an affiliate member of Williamsburg Gallery Association and participating at 2:nd Friday Art Walk.


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