White Columns Online:
GMT
curated by Sahal Hassan

November 13, 2021–February 10, 2022 Online

Sara Dittrich
The Tender Interval, 2020
Documentation of live stream virtual performance
Excerpt provided (1 min.), full duration variable
Courtesy of the artist.

Ewa Sadowska
Potential work, 2017
Courtesy of the artist.

Vy Trịnh
No Stop City, 2019
Mixed media on paper
9 × 7 ft.
Courtesy of the artist.

Lilly Handley
Work Shirt, 2016
Fabric, fan, Arduino Nano, electronics, and audio
5 × 3 × 2 ft.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Amal Khan

Marian B. Smith
Untitled, 2020
Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Steve Oliver
Tiny Hands, 2015
Courtesy of the artist.

Bradley Pitts
Tar Pit, 2019
Iron cast heirlooms, tar, and drain
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist.

Alec Snow
Future Premium, 2020
Carpet padding, wood molding, window trim, and adhesive
78 × 19 × 3 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Julie Harrison
Global Portraits: United States, 2011
Archival pigment rint (diptych)
Courtesy of the artist.

Devin T Mays
Documentation from Bulldogging performance, 2018
Plastic sheeting, pillar candles, sugar, pew, choir, recording from Malcolm X’s Unit Day in Harlem
Duration: 32 min
Courtesy of the artist.

Colleen RJC Bratton,
Scream, 2020
Acrylic on wood, fabric, audio of hissing embers
20 × 12 × 6 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Bluestone
Rainbow Money, 2021
Oil on Canvas
51 × 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Ariel Helyes
Yaguara, 2017 (2018)
HD Video
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Courtesy of the artist.

Emily DiCarlo
Circular T: A Collection of Uncertainties, 2020
Performance lecture, binders, and transmission reports.
Duration: 60 min 44 sec
Courtesy of the artist.

Matt Ritani
The Block, (detail, Parnell Station), 2020
Inkjet billboard prints
2400 × 3000 mm.
Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Photo by James Tapsell-Kururangi
Courtesy of the artist.

Participating Artists

Tony Bluestone
Colleen RJC Bratton
Emily DiCarlo
Sara Dittrich
Lilly Handley
Julie Harrison
Ariel Helyes
Devin T Mays
Steve Oliver
Bradley Pitts
Matt Ritani
Ewa Sadowska
Marian B. Smith
Alec Snow
Vy Trịnh

Video Works

Sara Dittrich
The Tender Interval, 2020
Documentation of live stream virtual performance
Excerpt provided (1 min.), full duration variable
Courtesy of the artist.

Ariel Helyes
Yaguara, 2017 (2018)
HD Video
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Description

It was a hot, dirty summer. What was a little longer than a year inside during the pandemic. Busy busy—how quickly we pivot from digital. I miss my internet friends. I realize now that my vision has deteriorated from the ebooks. It’s true, there are even more rats in the city. I can’t help but feel sad.

It seems we no longer have the time to linger on the topic. In any case, what’s left to talk about? The works included in GMT try to be sportive: more devotional than supplicant. Extending a hand in comfort across the date line, out of conversation and into the wash. Of course, resilience is not a virtue, but a necessity. Cry if you want to.

“Everyone hasn’t gone to the moon.
Some of us are still here,
breathing heavy”
—Essex Hemphill, “Heavy Breathing”

Sahal Hassan is an artist and writer living and working in New York City.

Sara Dittrich
The Tender Interval, 2020
Documentation of live stream virtual performance
Excerpt provided (1 min.), full duration variable
Courtesy of the artist.

Ewa Sadowska
Potential work, 2017
Courtesy of the artist.

Vy Trịnh
No Stop City, 2019
Mixed media on paper
9 × 7 ft.
Courtesy of the artist.

Lilly Handley
Work Shirt, 2016
Fabric, fan, Arduino Nano, electronics, and audio
5 × 3 × 2 ft.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Amal Khan

Marian B. Smith
Untitled, 2020
Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Steve Oliver
Tiny Hands, 2015
Courtesy of the artist.

Bradley Pitts
Tar Pit, 2019
Iron cast heirlooms, tar, and drain
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist.

Alec Snow
Future Premium, 2020
Carpet padding, wood molding, window trim, and adhesive
78 × 19 × 3 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Julie Harrison
Global Portraits: United States, 2011
Archival pigment rint (diptych)
Courtesy of the artist.

Devin T Mays
Documentation from Bulldogging performance, 2018
Plastic sheeting, pillar candles, sugar, pew, choir, recording from Malcolm X’s Unit Day in Harlem
Duration: 32 min
Courtesy of the artist.

Colleen RJC Bratton,
Scream, 2020
Acrylic on wood, fabric, audio of hissing embers
20 × 12 × 6 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Bluestone
Rainbow Money, 2021
Oil on Canvas
51 × 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist.

Ariel Helyes
Yaguara, 2017 (2018)
HD Video
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Courtesy of the artist.

Emily DiCarlo
Circular T: A Collection of Uncertainties, 2020
Performance lecture, binders, and transmission reports.
Duration: 60 min 44 sec
Courtesy of the artist.

Matt Ritani
The Block, (detail, Parnell Station), 2020
Inkjet billboard prints
2400 × 3000 mm.
Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Photo by James Tapsell-Kururangi
Courtesy of the artist.