Marc Jancou Gallery Contemporary

The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House

Justin Lieberman
January 15 - February 21, 2009
New York
Installation View
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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

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Installation view, Justin Lieberman, The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House, Marc Jancou, New York, January 15 - February 21, 2009

Press Release

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 15, 6-8 pm
Performance and Record Release: Saturday, January 31, 8:30 Sharp
Book Signing and Artist Talk: Saturday, March 7, 2pm at Zach Feuer Gallery

Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to announce The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House by Justin Lieberman, presented in conjunction with The Corrector in the High Castle at Zach Feuer Gallery.

The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House is inspired by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown's 1972 book, Learning From Las Vegas, which provides an in depth examination of what they call "the decorated shed," a simple structure with elaborate signage. Using the urban sprawl of Las Vegas as an example, they posit this architectural style as a means to enrich the symbolic content of post-modern architecture. The Corrector's Custom Pre-Fab House is a steel dwelling covered with a multitude of objects including a 1970s snowmobile, a life sized Jolly Green Giant, foam filled inflatable toys, an illuminated Fedex sign, and a 7 foot shark.

Accompanying the house is a sculpture of the "Corrector," a character inspired by the fictional figure, Nobusuke Tagomi, from Philip K Dick's novel, The Man in the High Castle. The novel follows Tagomi in a fictional future fifteen years after Germany and Japan defeat the Allied forces in World War II. Lieberman's interpretation of Tagomi is that of an avid collector of all things pop culture, whose collecting habits extend to the exterior of his home. Within the house, there is a computer equipped with a program that enables the "Corrector" to archive each object with an informational text about the object's history, which is then projected onto the adjacent wall of the gallery. Created in the style of a Katamari video game, the program features texts on each object taking various forms such as objective accounts, plagiarized product descriptions, aesthetic meditations, poetry, short fiction, satire, and prose. The program is available to play at www.thecorrector.org.

These texts were then transformed into the record, Object Lessons, a musical collaboration between Justin Lieberman and C Spencer Yeh. The record is a spoken rendition of select object descriptions that were reworked into an experimental music format utilizing electronics and an amplified violin. The record will be available at the opening and a performance by Lieberman and Yeh will be held on January 31st at 8:30 pm.

A full color monograph on Justin Lieberman will be published by JRP Ringier and will be available at the opening.

Born in 1977 in Gainesville, Florida, Justin Lieberman lives and works in New York. He received his MFA from Yale University, New Haven and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Solo exhibitions include Zach Feuer Gallery, New York; Sutton Lane, London; Me.di.um, St. Barthelemy; and Rodolphe Janssen Galerie, Brussels.