Motion sensors trigger the pulley system in Vishal Jugdeo's exhibition "The Thing That Precedes the You" at Thomas Solomon Gallery. It moves when you get near, pulling a piece of brown paper with existential observations written on it back and forth along the ceiling and a metal weight back and forth across the middle of the room. There's a frosted, industrial glass door slightly ajar in the middle of the room, and a video plays in the back on a screen attached to a metal cart. Two men meet in a near-empty convenience store, when the one who runs it hands the other, who says he wants to do something, a broom. Then, it seems, they casually begin to move through the world as a unit. Everything in the show feels slightly romanticized but in a nice, quiet way. 427 Bernard St., Chinatown; through Aug. 3. (323) 275-1687, thomassolomongallery.com.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 24. Continues through Aug. 3, 2013
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