37 Greenpoint Avenue
Different Repetitions-Group Show-Guest Curated by David Senior
In a minute, there’ll be another minute. For the forgetful (us), we can assemble minutes, taking them down 1 2 3 or 3 2 1. That’s where photographs are, that’s what words can be. Why not pile them together? Stacking. Filing. Sorting. Binding. If you have a moment. Don’t forget it. Or just forget it.
A group exhibition with Céline Duval, David Horvitz, Elisabeth Tonnard, f.ART magazine and Rick Myers, curated by David Senior.
October 16th - November 8th 2010
Other viewing times are available by appointment Mon. through Fri., 1PM till 7PM.
Opening Saturday, October 16th, 6-9pm
It is a funny little place - the space of books. This small show will have some art and a lot of books. The artists make different kinds of books, but they all make books. All the artists repeat themselves, in some way. The loose construct for this grouping of work focuses on strategies for seeking out images and the impulse towards repetition in an artist's process and also in the final work. There are many artists’ books that lean on photography - photographs that are made, found, reproduced, reworked and put onto a page and then the pages are put together with other pages. Celine Duval and Elisabeth Tonnard both work extensively with archives of photographs, sorting them and drawing out connected gestures, narratives and forms. Rick Myers and David Horvitz both insert their body in the process - documenting their own repeated gestures, behaviors and observations - tracing a sentiment, an after-image, or the metamorphosis of a material. f.ART is brand new. The two artists/editors, Rachael Morrison and Ivalyo Gueorgiev, have been accumulating found images and creating a magazine of collage. Accumulation is a big part of the idea here, of artists’ that accumulate images, collect gestures and allow them to hang together in the space of their work. A book can serve as a container for these accumulations, and its space can be a discrete area for these projections of memory, movement, and thought.
***special thanks to Rick Myers for the logo design***
Celine Duval is a French artist that collects and sorts photographs. She has exhibited extensively in Europe and elsewhere. Her book works are held by many major institutional collections of artists’ publications. Her extensive oeuvre of publications, unique books and an archive of photographs can be found here : http://www.doc-cd.net/
David Horvitz graduated in 2010 with a M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College. He has exhibited amongst others at West, The Hague, The Wattis Institute, San Francisco; with Rhizome at the No Soul For Sale event at the Tate Modern, London; SF Camerawork, San Francisco; Nexus, Philadelphia; Art Metropole, Space, London; Golden Parachutes, Berlin; Sign, Groningen. He was commissioned to do a publication for last year’s New York Art Book Fair, and recently released the flip book Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film on 2nd Cannons Publications. This October he will be in "Free," an exhibition curated by Lauren Cornell at the New Museum, New York. http://www.davidhorvitz.com/ - http://davidhorvitz.tumblr.com/
Elisabeth Tonnard (1973) is a poet and visual artist from The Netherlands. Her work is a contribution to the field of artists’ books, photography, visual poetics and literature. Books such as Let us go then, you and I, Two of Us, Contemplation, In this Dark Wood and The Man of the Crowd are included in numerous public and private collections. She holds an MA in Literature from the Radboud University in The Netherlands and an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She exhibits both in the US and internationally. For more information: www.elisabethtonnard.com.
f.ART is a new magazine of found image and collage. It is created by artists Ivaylo Gueorgiev and Rachael Morrison. Issue one was published this autumn. http://www.fartmag.com/
Rachael Morrison is an artist and curator who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally at a variety of venues including Anthology Film Archives and Heist Gallery. She is curator of the Museum of Modern Art Library exhibition Lost & Found: The Work of Bern Porter, which was on view at MoMA this past spring, and Pizza Party, a video screening series which took place in Brooklyn, NY during 2009.
Ivaylo Gueorgiev is a Bulgarian born artist who lives and works in Long Island City, NY. His work has been shown at several New York City galleries, including Envoy Enterprises, Invisible Exports and Nicholas Robinson. His work is in the private collections of Adam Clayton, Claude Simard and Luca Marenzi. He is a 2010 fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation of the Arts.
Rick Myers lives and works in Holyoke, MA. Originally from Manchester, England he moved to the U.S. in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include: White Columns, New York (2009) Corner College, Zurich (2009); and No. 12 Gallery, Tokyo (2007); Group exhibitions include: ‘Poetical Works from the Library and Archive 1908-2008’, Library at Tate Britain, London; ‘Nieves – An Exhibition’, Printed Matter, New York (both 2009) and performances include; MoMA PS1, New York at the New York Art Book Fair (2009). He has recently published three artist’s books – including ‘Bite Marks in Paper’ and ‘Studies for Words’ with Nieves Books. http://www.rickmyers.co.uk/
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