Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest. "Head On." Enerugi Series. Installation view. Photography by Simon Glass.

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MAKE ME: WORK FROM JAPAN

Kevin Ei-Ichi deForest

7 December 2000 - 20 January 2001
Opening Reception 7 December 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Make Me: Work from Japan Never the Twain Shall Meet We arrived in Japan (specifically Kyoto) for the long haul…long enough anyway – Kevin for a year and a half, and I for a year. It was a shock. What did we expect? Out of that time and place, objects, texts, positions were […]

Diane Landry. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography from Simon Glass.

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ÉCOLE D’AVIATION

Diane Landry

7 December 2000 - 20 January 2001
Opening Reception 7 December 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: École d’aviation (Flying School) The Corolla and its Corollaries Still on the edge of the site, we can already feel something that resembles a murmur. We are listening to the life origin of the things we are about to discover. A breathing reveals the proximity of organic life, at the very moment we enter […]

Rita M.C. Filicetti. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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BURROW

Rita M.C. Filicetti

7 December 2000 - 20 January 2001
Opening Reception 7 December 2000 8pm

Platform: Burrow What are you thinking? THINK I just decided to squeeze myself through some tiny hole just for the fun of it? Well I must admit, that is actually somewhat true – but come on, I’m saying something here! I’m straining myself. I’m in anguish and serious pain and…Hay! What are you struggling through? […]

Richard Moszka. Installation view. Off-site. Photography by Phil Anderson.

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TICKS

Richard Moszka

26 October 2000 - 2 December 2000
Opening Reception 26 October 2000 8pm

Platform: Ticks You suck your thumb, comb your hair, pick your ear… usually unconsciously. Even when you’re in public you don’t seem to be aware that you’re doing it. You can’t help yourself. Nervous? A repetitive physical action that’s somehow comforting. It might seem charming, even mesmerizing, or merely awkward to others. Personally, it just […]

From left to right: Joan Dymianiw. Appearances 1959., Hall Symth. Validity Test. Installation view. Photography of Simon Glass.

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SELF HELP

Joan Dymianiw, Alexander Irving, The Ladies Afternoon Art Society, Susie Major, Hall Smyth, Daniel Olson, and R.M. Vaughan

Curated by Anda Kubis

26 October 2000 - 2 December 2000
Opening Reception 26 October 2000 8pm

Front and Back Gallery: Self Help “YUPPIE, DINK… Indeed, the entire acronym-based way of looking at consumer culture is starting to seem …seriously old-fashioned… Still, the mere fact that less than a decade has passed since such terms were viewed as powerful marketing tools does show the difficulty of pinning down consumer groups in a […]

Dave Armstrong-Six. Track It Around. Back Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Simon Glass.

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LEAK INTO SPACE

Dave Armstrong-Six

14 September 2000 - 21 October 2000
Opening Reception 14 September 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Leak into Space Leak Into Space is the overall title for new time-based works by Dave Armstrong-Six. A dumpster will be dragged into the Back Gallery where it will house a labyrinthine construction made from such ‘structureless’ substances as syrup, glue, Vaseline, decayed drywall and sand. Accompanying this are two new videos: Track […]

Arthur Kleinjan. Paris Looks. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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PLACECARDS

Katharine Harvey, Arthur Kleinjan, Germaine Koh, Jennifer McMackon, Chris Sollars, and Amy Wilson

14 September 2000 - 21 October 2000
Opening Reception 14 September 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Placecards There’s No Place Like Here My friend has a silver sticker adhered to the inside of his front door which reads, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HERE. True always, self-evident even, and yet this glittery assertion manages to startle with each encounter. The fact that my friend’s door opens on to the […]

Alex Morrison. Every House I Ever Lived In. Detail. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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SPACE INVADER

Alex Morrison

6 July 2000 - 5 August 2000
Opening Reception 6 July 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Space Invader The difference between ‘home’ and ‘house’ is rhetorical yet philosophical in nature. Domestic architecture, physical as it may be, is rooted in an ideological abstraction called ‘home’,an agglomeration of support systems and amenities such as the nuclear family, friendly neighbors, backyard cookouts and full-package cable TV. Alex Morrison‘s oeuvre emerges from […]

Janis Demkiw. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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NO VISITORS

Janis Demkiw

6 July 2000 - 5 August 2000
Opening Reception 6 July 2000 8pm

Platform: No Visitors I am not home all that often. When I am, I never know quite what to do with myself. Sometimes it gets lonely. A guest would be nice because it’s not much fun having lots of things without the occasional show-and-tell. My peephole lets me check the hallway without disturbing my neighbors. […]

Adrian Blackwell. Spiral Space. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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MODEL FOR PUBLIC SPACE

Adrian Blackwell

6 July 2000 - 5 August 2000
Opening Reception 6 July 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Model for Public Space Open Focus  It’s a dream of the perfect party where conversation, as powerful as a song, cascades along a slow twisting course, leading nowhere in particular. Stand back and it makes a gleeful remark on what the modernist architect shares with the skate punk: a love of aerial feats. […]

Lee Goreas. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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GOLD COMET CYCLONE

Lee Goreas

25 May 2000 - 30 June 2000
Opening Reception 25 May 2000 8pm

Platform: Gold Comet Cyclone Car Trouble I have been photographing the chrome name plates of various 1960-1973 North American automobiles for 3 years. After the completion of this photographic project I began photographing customized plastic models of 1960-1973 North American automobiles, which are both new and broken down.  I photographed these newly broken down models […]

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KELLY RICHARDSON

Kelly Richardson

25 May 2000 - 30 June 2000
Opening Reception 25 May 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Camp Was Kelly Richardson Born on a Hill? Kelly Richardson’s work appears simple, but it makes me ruminate on primal things. Often modest in scale and execution, her materials are often acutely banal: beer caps, broken drumsticks, used corks, old concert T-shirts. Her images are brief and concise: the moon at night, undulating […]

Hildur Bjarnadottir. Wool Project. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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TWEAK

Amanda Bindley, Hildur Bjarnadottir, Lucky De Bellvue, Chris Hanson, Tracy Nakayama, Hendrika Sonnenberg, and Arye Wachsmuth

25 May 2000 - 30 June 2000
Opening Reception 25 May 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Tweak Curated by Michael Buckland “It was so cold where we were,” bragged the explorer, “that the candles froze and we couldn’t blow them out.” ” That’s nothing.” said his pal. “Where we were, the words came out of our mouths in pieces of ice, and we had to fry them to find […]

Greg Staats. Detail of silver gelatin print. Photography by Simon Glass.

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ANIMOSE

Greg Staats

13 April 2000 - 20 May 2000
Opening Reception 13 April 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Animose First on the agenda of any respectable military regime’s list of things-to-do is the restriction, or outright prohibition, of free cultural expression. Take recent events in Afghanistan, for example. Who would have thought that at this pinnacle of civilization an 8 x 10 glossy could strike such fear in the heart of […]

Derek Sullivan. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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OLYMPIC VILLAGE

Derek Sullivan

13 April 2000 - 20 May 2000
Opening Reception 13 April 2000 8pm

Platform: Olympic Village Olympic Village presents a modest proposal for a group of athletes’ residences constructed in a chalet style. An encapsulated social experiment? A perfect village for perfect people? An ant farm of athletes? Based upon the A-frame cottage of Cortina or St. Moritz holiday fantasies, this building project is the product of a […]

Marie Claude Bouthillier. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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MARIE CLAUDE BOUTHILLIER

Marie Claude Bouthillier

13 April 2000 - 20 May 2000
Opening Reception 13 April 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Marie Claude Bouthillier Let us begin, as the saying goes, at the beginning. After all, the right starting point is the foundation of every success, whether a journey or an argument. And in the painting of Marie-Claude Bouthillier – in so many respects both a journey and an argument – the starting point […]

Lyla Rye. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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SIREN

Lyla Rye

2 March 2000 - 8 April 2000
Opening Reception 2 March 2000 8pm

Platform: Siren Mercer Union is excited to introduce Platform, a new programming series, whose mandate is to encourage artistic and curatorial experimentation. Lyla Rye’s most recent work, Siren; launches the series with a small scale installation in The Hole. The forlorn cry of a baby draws us to a hole in a wall through which […]

Leah Modigiliani. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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SCRATCH & LEAH MODIGILIANI

Leah Modigiliani

2 March 2000 - 8 April 2000
Opening Reception 2 March 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Scratch and Leah Modigliani Scratch is a uni-monikered artist who reverse-engineers notions of gender through a kaleidoscopic gaze of late 1960s car culture and domestic appliances. Ads are appropriate raw material for Scratch who is as media-savvy as the medium he folds, spindles, mutilates, and silk-screens. He is a marketer, or to use […]

Joy Episalla. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE COMMONPLACE

Joy Episalla

2 March 2000 - 8 April 2000
Opening Reception 2 March 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: The Transfiguration of the Commonplace Joy Episalla‘s work achieves what Flannery O’Connor called “the transfiguration of the commonplace”. Although O’Connor’s life and work could not be more different, at least on the surface, than Episalla’s, I find that I often think of O’Connor’s greatest fiction when I look at Episalla’s photographs. Like O’Connor, […]

Kenn Bass. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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BEE MOVIE

Kenn Bass

13 January 2000 - 26 February 2000
Opening Reception 13 January 2000 8pm

Back Gallery: Bee Movie One mild February day during the most recent el Nino winter, a wasp wandered into Kenn Bass’s studio in Brooklyn. He caught it and videotaped it for a few days before releasing it. The out-of-season wasp became the imagery for Bee Movie, a projection of much edited and manipulated footage onto […]

Susan Detwiler. Horned Wall. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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SUSAN DETWILER

Susan Detwiler, Kenn Bass

13 January 2000 - 26 February 2000
Opening Reception 13 January 2000 8pm

Front Gallery: Susan Detwiler For Susan Detwiler, the question is “Where does the life go when a living thing dies?” It’s a child’s question, I suppose. Certainly, there are religious answers to the child’s question: the spirit goes to heaven or hell, or is reincarnated, or escapes the cycle of birth and death. It’s common […]