Event

SPRING/BREAK Presents: Workstations

Exhibition
Gallery 6–10pm
  • Regular FREE

Note

Join us for free wine and beer at the opening reception on 9/6 - RSVP here!

We are proud to partner with SPRING/BREAK Art Show to present Workstations, a series of short films by artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

 

Opening night will feature an installation of Workstations Part I: BROKER. A single-channel video shot on the seventy-seventh floor apartment of one of New York City’s many Trump Towers, BROKER is a meticulous portrayal of a high end real estate broker, seen here as the physical embodiment of the constantly accelerating pitch of luxury merchandising. The film uses the architecture of the apartment to create an echo chamber of life style messages – messages which present an increasingly homogeneous (yet bespoke) utopian world for those with the means to buy it.  With songs by Lori Scacco, this "filmed musical" magnifies the logic of marketing, the surfaces of luxury, and the sound of electronic speech, creating a sound and image world just on the edge of plausible.

 

The start of IFP Week 2018 on 9/15 will see the debut of the next film in the series, Workstations Part II: CLEANER. Created as part of a residency at Kickstarter, this is the second in a trilogy of experimental art films about contemporary architecture, class, and economic precarity.

 

About Jennifer & Kevin McCoy

Jennifer & Kevin McCoy’s multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are well known for constructing subjective databases of narrative material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events.

The McCoys' work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally – their exhibitions include the Pompidou Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, BFI Southbank in London, The Beall Center in Irvine, CA, pkm Gallery in Beijing, Palazzo della Papesse, The Sundance Film Festival, and many more. Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the 21C Museum, and the Speed Museum. They received a Creative Capital award in 2003, the Wired Rave Award for Art in 2005, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, and a Headlands Alumni Award in 2014. Their work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York and Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA.

 

About SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Founded by Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week.

All artworks in the show are displayed and available for purchase online, giving artists unknown, emerging, mid-career, and beyond a virtual compliment to their tactile exhibition.

Low-cost exhibition space and low-cost entry for art patrons, public, and practitioners alike aims to widen the arts audience in New York and broaden the dialog of what constitutes value and economy in a 21st Century city.

 

 

 

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