Curated by Ryota Sato

SLEEPCENTER, 9 Monroe St., Bsmt, New York
December 1 – December 8, 2017

Hours: 12pm – 6pm Friday – Sunday,
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Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st, 2017 @ 6pm – 9pm

SLEEPCENTER is pleased to present “Plays a rusted trombone,” solo show of Weston Frazor. The show consists of depictions of architectural spaces and ordinary objects. Perspective lines painted on wall, paper, and canvas constellate to appropriate a room from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo (1958). Frazor’s interests in the film lies how Hitchcock’s camera technique, the trombone zoom utilizes distorted perspective to unhinge the viewer and evoke a disorienting effect. In this installation, Frazor transforms this camera effect to analog techniques, warping viewpoints and weaving together perspective lines. 

Weston Frazor’s practice investigates the function of observing subjects that operate under prescribed sets of historical conventions and limitations. His works are situated between representation of linear perspective space, which has dominated our perception since the invention of the camera obscura, and the narratives of modernist visuality, which celebrated the end of perspectival representation. The illusion of depth combines with the skewed perspective lines to create confusion in delineating viewpoints and horizon lines, causing the viewer to reevaluate the visual system itself. Plays a rusted trombone offers an invitation to play with perception, providing the viewer with the agency to renegotiate their own positionality.


Weston Frazor, born 1987, is a New York based artist originally from South Carolina.  Concentrating on painting and drawing, Frazor recently expanded into installations and murals. He holds an MFA from Parsons The New School.  Recent group exhibitions include: Let Me Go, Father. Gallery MC, New York, NY (2017); I Can Because You Do. Participant Inc. New York, NY (2016).  Recent curation includes: 35th Annual Belmont International Juried Arts Show, 25 East Gallery, New York (2016) and co-curated Let Me Go, Father. Gallery MC, New York, NY (2017).