Group Exhibition of Artists Explores the Influence and Effects of Control Mechanisms on the Human Body


NEW YORK, NY.- The Pace Gallery presents Soft Machines, a group exhibition of artists exploring the influence and effects of control mechanisms on the human body. The exhibition features works by Stuart Brisley, Kathryn Garcia, Anthony Keith Giannini, Kate Gilmore, Tim Hawkinson, Liz Magic Laser and Anna Ostoya, Lovett/Codagnone, Adam Pendleton, Paul Pfeiffer, Ma Qiusha, Holton Rower, Sterling Ruby, and Kiki Smith. Soft Machines will be on view at 545 West 22nd Street through August 26, 2011. Through paintings, installations, sculptures, multimedia works, and performances, this exhibition examines the effects of society’s coping devices and their influence on psychological and physical states. The title of the exhibition alludes to William S. Burroughs’ subversive novel, The Soft Machine (1961), populated by control and the controlled where narcotics, alcohol, sex, power, money, religion, ideology and language expose the f