Everyone We Know

Governing Bodies

 

A selection of this body of work, called EVERYONE WE KNOW,
is currently on view at Temporary Agency Gallery in New York
until Feburary 26.

Click here to view a pdf version of the Press Release.

Work by Nathan Sensel, Saul Chernick, Francis Estrada, and Emily Gibson.

 

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Everyone We Know
The text in the series Everyone We Know was collected from the front pages of newspapers. Examples such as “President-elect”, “a strong ally”, “thousands of homeowners,” “a new breed of swindler,” “a girl who looked about 18,” and “opera lovers” are descriptors of people. By isolating the descriptor from the person or persons it describes, the words become inclusive–we can find everyone we know in these words, even ourselves. The descriptors can be both broad and individual, both objective and personal. And yet, descriptors like “most Americans” can also feel oddly exclusionary.July 25, 2011, 8:00 pm NYTthe nation
the half brother
the manextremists
babies
many peopleyour friends
the suspect
many peoplejournalistsSat, 11/12/2011 — NYTlawyers and advocates
immigrants
those who should be allowed to staycontractors
the driver
everyonecandidates
protestors
members of congressan American astronaut
a champion of breast cancer researchcustomers
industry groups
Republicans

farmers
scholars
an ex-lobbyist
a single mom

“Desktop, 03/19/2012, 23:10PM”

Original “innocents” file

“Desktop, 02/25/2012, 20:23PM”

Original “officials” file

“Desktop, 01/29/2012, 20:23PM”

Original “others” file

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From the Front Page, 2009