Works by Macon Reed and Daniel Luedtke

“Nervous gender,
nervous life,
goin’ down to Circuit City
going to have some fun,
two borgs for every borg.”
– Lyrics by Gay Beast

“Hey listen, I’m more than a fool,
you don’t even have to buy me presents,
we don’t have to kiss,
you don’t even have to mention filthy sweet things,
I’ll pay for your drugs,
hey, I’ll even buy you a sex-date,
but please keep me near you,
’cause people like you make me sick.”
– Lyrics by Nervous Gender

For 3433’s latest exhibition, Second Primary, Macon Reed and Daniel Luedtke present works that are attracted toward processes of collecting a life of intersectional political histories and coded behaviors of sex, form, color and performative intimacies.

Luedtke’s pictorial objects and Reed’s gouache drawings-sculptures suture a connection between formal abstraction and recognitions of difference. These incomplete and additive series are concerned with the accrual of meaning from disparate bodies, discarded modernisms, and incomplete sources within a lateral and sequential viewing.

"Second Primary" - install. Works by Macon Reed and Daniel Luedtke

“Second Primary” – install. Works by Macon Reed and Daniel Luedtke

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet - Johnson Publishing Company Rug, Dyed Lima Beans - 15' X 20'

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet – Johnson Publishing Company Rug, Dyed Lima Beans – 15′ X 20′

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet (detail) - Johnson Publishing Company Rug, Dyed Lima Beans - 15' X 20'

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet (detail) – Johnson Publishing Company Rug, Dyed Lima Beans – 15′ X 20′

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet (detail)

Magic Beans on a Black Carpet (detail)

Collecting Tiles - 40'' X 48'' - Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware

Collecting Tiles – 40” X 48” – Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware

Collecting Tiles - 40'' X 48'' - Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware (detail)

Collecting Tiles – 40” X 48” – Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware (detail)

Collecting Tiles - 40'' X 48'' - Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware

Collecting Tiles – 40” X 48” – Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware

Collecting Tiles - 40'' X 48'' - Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware (detail)

Collecting Tiles – 40” X 48” – Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Ceramic, Hardware (detail)

 

Parallel Species - 9'' X 11'' - pencil on paper

Parallel Species – 9” X 11” – pencil on paper

Amazonal Hinge - Acrylic Paint, Wood, Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Screen Printed Paper - 16'' X 29''

Amazonal Hinge – Acrylic Paint, Wood, Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Screen Printed Paper – 16” X 29”

 

Amazonal Hinge (back) - Acrylic Paint, Wood, Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Screen Printed Paper

Amazonal Hinge (back) – Acrylic Paint, Wood, Foam Board, Resin, Ink, Screen Printed Paper

Shampoo Douche - Wood, Plaster, Glass, Yupo Paper, Resin, Acrylic, Paper Mache

Shampoo Douche – Wood, Plaster, Glass, Yupo Paper, Resin, Acrylic, Paper Mache