A Matter of Public Record

“Any society that would give up essential liberty to obtain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin

A Matter of Public Record is an exhibition that examines the many ways that we are watched, surveilled, data mined, and placed within an overdetermined system of social control that relies on the multiplication of mechanisms of “capture”. Whether we are capturing ourselves in selfies, tagging our locations, using GPS supported apps for directions, or just passing through the expanded techniques associated with “societies of surveillance”, we must admit that we have entered a new age. 

Curated by Brian Thomas Jones and Grant Vetter
Artists include Nancy Baker CahillChristine CassanoJennifer CelioDenis Claude Gillingwater, Steve Hampton, Ben Jackel, Adriene Jenik, Brian Thomas Jones, Nathaniel Lewis, Sean NoyceTy PownallRembrandt Quiballo, and Chris Vena

'A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD' AT DURDEN AND RAY
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, 7-10 p.m. 

Run of show: Sept. 8 - 29, 2018

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. and by appointment

Location: Durden and Ray, 1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, CA 90015