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13.05.2011
Exquisite Salvage - 2 one two Projects
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No materials where harmed in the making of this installation. Massaged, cajoled, reconstituting - yes. The artists are using materials that either existed in the space or as post consumer waste. Exquisite Salvage is a collaborative installation in a d ...

No materials where harmed in the making of this installation.

Massaged, cajoled, reconstituting - yes. The artists are using materials that either existed in the space or as post consumer waste. Exquisite Salvage is a collaborative installation in a derelict (read as : texturally rich!) storefront on the corner of East Broadway and Clinton st in the LES. Borrowing from the Surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse, each artist will work in the space for 3 weeks and consecutively add to the installation and reference the previous artist's work in some way.

Cate Giordano begins the installation. Using materials salvaged and found in the space she upcycles these into a conquistador on a horse/projection screen. The screen will host footage of the Dominican and Puerto Rican war veterans who previously used the space as a social club. In a process of gentli-fication we hope to honor the history of the space.

Tara de la Garza follows, leading the audience on a conquistadorial quest of implied danger thru the building to a place of adventure within.

The other artists, Amanda Browder, Meridith Pingree, Stuart Keeler and Steven Burks create work that will evolve in the space once they have referenced the previous installations.

A publication will be produced of the process. In the spirit of Seinfeld a coffee table book coffee table.

The curious may come and view the progress of the installation, (also available on our blog) or simply wait for the grand opening on May 16th that will include a block party. The block party will feature an artists fair and recycling projects, the funky band The Disco Monkeys and food stalls.

2|ONE|TWO|PROJECTS is an arts organization that roams around New York City looking for interesting places to install sustainable art projects. Currently they are occupying spaces on the corner of East Broadway and Clinton St and embarking on a four month installation in a 'texturally rich' environment.

Artists:

Amanda Browder www.amandabrowder.com

Born in Missoula, MT, Amanda Browder resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by The Nakaochiai Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and has shown nationally and internationally at galleries such as Lothringer 14 in Munich, Germany; White Columns in New York; Mixture Contemporary Gallery in Houston, TX; The Missoula Museum of the Arts in Missoula, MT; The Hyde Park Art Center, Gallery 400 at UIC, Western Exhibitions Gallery, and The Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery in Chicago. Her collaborative groups include Career Day Team in Chicago, MTN. Project, and is a primary member of the Chicago based art and culture review podcast www.badatsports.com.

Stuart Keeler http://www.thecontemporary.org/studio-artists/stuart-keeler

Canadian, Stuart Keeler is a sculptor, curator, and writer whose work explores the territory between the public realm and the role of the artist in the built environment. His frequent work in other media, including installation, sound, drawing, and performance often explore multiple histories, private functions, and public mythologies, and questions the human landscape. From the outskirts of Toronto to urban Chicago and the periphery of Paris, Keeler explores the evolving role of how art and the public can be united in subversive ways. Recently he has completed a series of works that challenge and offer multiple concepts of sustainability, “green,” and the power of information systems presented within social art contexts. Keeler investigates presented environments influenced by the languages of design, architecture, and the exposure of apparent social systems and curatorial structures. These works are about a continuing dialogue between the artist and an established blend of the observational and intuitive. The end result is always open.

Cate Giordano

Cate Giordano was raised in the panhandle of Florida by a one-armed Sicilian Vietnam Veteran. She grew up listening to Dolly Parton and Luciano Pavarotti, eating collard greens and lasagna. Cate is interested in juxtapositions. Her work reflects the combination of sentimentality and analysis. Using sculpture, performance, and video, she creates environments that mix construction techniques and recycled acquisitions that act as containers for characters. She strives to create self-contained worlds where unlikely materials can host life-inspired narratives.

Project statement: Using materials found in the space, I intend to create a projection screen made of salvaged plywood, sheetrock, and bits of ceiling and flooring. The screen will host projections of footage taken of the Puerto RIcan and Dominican war veterans who previously used the space. The piece aims to give voice to the previous functionality of the building by examining issues of gentrification through structural recycling.

Meridith Pingree http://meridithpingree.com/

My artwork physically tracks human behavior and traffic patterns using quasi-scientific, homespun, reactive sculptures. I use sensors to pick up on people’s energy and movement throughout a space. My work exists as amplifications of this subtle energy, creating unconventional, complex portraits of people and spaces. For example: kinetic links of a centipede-like creature respond individually to create a live mutating curve. Robotic, rainbow colored gel pens selectively record human traffic patterns. Personalities captured by subtle head movements are frozen in rapid-prototyped sculptures. The work functions in a way that is similar to many quasi-scientific devices like aura cameras and mood rings. These displays exist on the fringes of both science and art, yet to be taken seriously by either. The realization of each piece inevitably sets up a study. Action within the sprawling electronic systems of brains and guts creates a force to react against as the piece simultaneously responds back in a cyclical, chaotic nature.

Stephen Burks http://www.readymadeprojects.com/

Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative direction and industrial design on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands as well as continuing his commitment to sustainable design in the developing world.

Stephen studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Product Design at IIT’S Institute of Design, as well as attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He has served on the trend board of the Cologne Furniture Fair and is a recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Professional Achievement Award, the A&W, Architektur & Wohnen Audi Mentor Prize and the Target Fellowship United States Artist Grant.

Stephen believes design is the appropriate relationship of things. It can be as visible as the needs allow or as invisible as the constraints require. It is not simply the relegation of formal values, but the integration of strategic thinking with formal and material logic, as well as social and cultural authenticity. Under the best circumstances design communicates with immediacy. That communication can take the form of intelligence, wit, humor or sobriety depending upon what the user requires and what is appropriate for the activity.

Tara de la Garza www.taradelagarza.com

Tara de la Garza was born in Ireland and grew up in Australia. She now lives and works in NYC. She went to a magnate theatre arts high school, followed by a year of study in Malaysia. She studied Film and Television, winning a Young Filmmaker award and established an award winning graphic design agency. She studied a BA/Fine Art at Curtin University in Australia.

In her practice, Tara wrestles with the desire to be authentic versus the impulse to be a complete charlatan, her work often represents a mixture of the two.

Tara’s work involves a combination of design, curatorial practice, photography, installation and conceptual art. Her solo projects include building a giant collaborative clubhouse and a photographic project where she photographs people BY THE LIGHT of their cell phones. Currently she is working on creating new narratives using an interplay of film and painting.

Tara works extensively with the public arts initiative No Longer Empty and currently runs her own art space 2|ONE|TWO|PROJECTS where she is initiating a four month sustainable art project collaborating with other talented NYC artists.

Tara is interested in the serendipity that occurs when one is open to change.

Curated by Tara de la Garza and Amanda Browder

Contact: Tara de la Garza tara@2onetwo.com 917 519 7891

www.2onetwo.com/blog

No materials where harmed in the making of this installation. Massaged, cajoled, reconstituting - yes. The artists are using materials that either existed in the space or as post consumer waste. Exquisite Salvage is a collaborative installation in a d ...

No materials where harmed in the making of this installation.

Massaged, cajoled, reconstituting - yes. The artists are using materials that either existed in the space or as post consumer waste. Exquisite Salvage is a collaborative installation in a derelict (read as : texturally rich!) storefront on the corner of East Broadway and Clinton st in the LES. Borrowing from the Surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse, each artist will work in the space for 3 weeks and consecutively add to the installation and reference the previous artist's work in some way.

Cate Giordano begins the installation. Using materials salvaged and found in the space she upcycles these into a conquistador on a horse/projection screen. The screen will host footage of the Dominican and Puerto Rican war veterans who previously used the space as a social club. In a process of gentli-fication we hope to honor the history of the space.

Tara de la Garza follows, leading the audience on a conquistadorial quest of implied danger thru the building to a place of adventure within.

The other artists, Amanda Browder, Meridith Pingree, Stuart Keeler and Steven Burks create work that will evolve in the space once they have referenced the previous installations.

A publication will be produced of the process. In the spirit of Seinfeld a coffee table book coffee table.

The curious may come and view the progress of the installation, (also available on our blog) or simply wait for the grand opening on May 16th that will include a block party. The block party will feature an artists fair and recycling projects, the funky band The Disco Monkeys and food stalls.

2|ONE|TWO|PROJECTS is an arts organization that roams around New York City looking for interesting places to install sustainable art projects. Currently they are occupying spaces on the corner of East Broadway and Clinton St and embarking on a four month installation in a 'texturally rich' environment.

Artists:

Amanda Browder www.amandabrowder.com

Born in Missoula, MT, Amanda Browder resides in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by The Nakaochiai Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and has shown nationally and internationally at galleries such as Lothringer 14 in Munich, Germany; White Columns in New York; Mixture Contemporary Gallery in Houston, TX; The Missoula Museum of the Arts in Missoula, MT; The Hyde Park Art Center, Gallery 400 at UIC, Western Exhibitions Gallery, and The Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery in Chicago. Her collaborative groups include Career Day Team in Chicago, MTN. Project, and is a primary member of the Chicago based art and culture review podcast www.badatsports.com.

Stuart Keeler http://www.thecontemporary.org/studio-artists/stuart-keeler

Canadian, Stuart Keeler is a sculptor, curator, and writer whose work explores the territory between the public realm and the role of the artist in the built environment. His frequent work in other media, including installation, sound, drawing, and performance often explore multiple histories, private functions, and public mythologies, and questions the human landscape. From the outskirts of Toronto to urban Chicago and the periphery of Paris, Keeler explores the evolving role of how art and the public can be united in subversive ways. Recently he has completed a series of works that challenge and offer multiple concepts of sustainability, “green,” and the power of information systems presented within social art contexts. Keeler investigates presented environments influenced by the languages of design, architecture, and the exposure of apparent social systems and curatorial structures. These works are about a continuing dialogue between the artist and an established blend of the observational and intuitive. The end result is always open.

Cate Giordano

Cate Giordano was raised in the panhandle of Florida by a one-armed Sicilian Vietnam Veteran. She grew up listening to Dolly Parton and Luciano Pavarotti, eating collard greens and lasagna. Cate is interested in juxtapositions. Her work reflects the combination of sentimentality and analysis. Using sculpture, performance, and video, she creates environments that mix construction techniques and recycled acquisitions that act as containers for characters. She strives to create self-contained worlds where unlikely materials can host life-inspired narratives.

Project statement: Using materials found in the space, I intend to create a projection screen made of salvaged plywood, sheetrock, and bits of ceiling and flooring. The screen will host projections of footage taken of the Puerto RIcan and Dominican war veterans who previously used the space. The piece aims to give voice to the previous functionality of the building by examining issues of gentrification through structural recycling.

Meridith Pingree http://meridithpingree.com/

My artwork physically tracks human behavior and traffic patterns using quasi-scientific, homespun, reactive sculptures. I use sensors to pick up on people’s energy and movement throughout a space. My work exists as amplifications of this subtle energy, creating unconventional, complex portraits of people and spaces. For example: kinetic links of a centipede-like creature respond individually to create a live mutating curve. Robotic, rainbow colored gel pens selectively record human traffic patterns. Personalities captured by subtle head movements are frozen in rapid-prototyped sculptures. The work functions in a way that is similar to many quasi-scientific devices like aura cameras and mood rings. These displays exist on the fringes of both science and art, yet to be taken seriously by either. The realization of each piece inevitably sets up a study. Action within the sprawling electronic systems of brains and guts creates a force to react against as the piece simultaneously responds back in a cyclical, chaotic nature.

Stephen Burks http://www.readymadeprojects.com/

Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative direction and industrial design on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands as well as continuing his commitment to sustainable design in the developing world.

Stephen studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Product Design at IIT’S Institute of Design, as well as attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He has served on the trend board of the Cologne Furniture Fair and is a recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Professional Achievement Award, the A&W, Architektur & Wohnen Audi Mentor Prize and the Target Fellowship United States Artist Grant.

Stephen believes design is the appropriate relationship of things. It can be as visible as the needs allow or as invisible as the constraints require. It is not simply the relegation of formal values, but the integration of strategic thinking with formal and material logic, as well as social and cultural authenticity. Under the best circumstances design communicates with immediacy. That communication can take the form of intelligence, wit, humor or sobriety depending upon what the user requires and what is appropriate for the activity.

Tara de la Garza www.taradelagarza.com

Tara de la Garza was born in Ireland and grew up in Australia. She now lives and works in NYC. She went to a magnate theatre arts high school, followed by a year of study in Malaysia. She studied Film and Television, winning a Young Filmmaker award and established an award winning graphic design agency. She studied a BA/Fine Art at Curtin University in Australia.

In her practice, Tara wrestles with the desire to be authentic versus the impulse to be a complete charlatan, her work often represents a mixture of the two.

Tara’s work involves a combination of design, curatorial practice, photography, installation and conceptual art. Her solo projects include building a giant collaborative clubhouse and a photographic project where she photographs people BY THE LIGHT of their cell phones. Currently she is working on creating new narratives using an interplay of film and painting.

Tara works extensively with the public arts initiative No Longer Empty and currently runs her own art space 2|ONE|TWO|PROJECTS where she is initiating a four month sustainable art project collaborating with other talented NYC artists.

Tara is interested in the serendipity that occurs when one is open to change.

Curated by Tara de la Garza and Amanda Browder

Contact: Tara de la Garza tara@2onetwo.com 917 519 7891

www.2onetwo.com/blog