MOMENTS | Mash-up: Eric Timothy Carlson’s “Obstruct Obliterate” Exhibition is Man Ray x Poetry x Graphite

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Artist Eric Timothy Carlson’s latest show Ob Struct Err Ob Literate Or—or in simpler terms, Obstruct Obliterate—combines elements of Man Ray, poetry and graphite to create a “semi-visual poem” that speaks to both art history and his personal artistic vision. The first part of the exhibition’s title takes its name from Obstruction, a 1920 work by Man Ray that placed clothes hangers on clothes hangers to create form. Though there are art history references aplenty, the exhibition is also about obliterating the past. Carlson’s exhibition will be on display at New York art and design gallery Patrick Parrish Gallery until March 29th.