~THE STATION/NATE LOWMAN & SHAMIN MOMIN/MIAMI
THE STATION – CURATED BY SHAMIM M. MOMIN & NATE LOWMAN
PRIVATE OPENING – TUESDAY DEC 2, 2008
the show runs: WED DECEMBER 3 through SUN DECEMBER 7, 2008
Midblock East, 3250 NE 1st Avenue/Midtown Boulevard at 32nd St., MIAMI, FLORIDA
HOURS: 12-9 PM
THERE WILL BE A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FEATURING LANSING-DREIDEN AND THE NEW HUMANS ON THE EVENING OF THURSDAY, DEC 4, FROM 9PM-1AM.
AMONG the 40+ artists participating are: RITA ACKERMANN, DIANA AL-HADID, LISA ANNE AUERBACH (author of the ‘KNIITTING PATTERNS/SWEATERS THAT TALK’ book !!), JOE BRADLEY, OLAF BREUNING, PETER COFFIN, DEVON COSTELLO, GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON, TERENCE KOH,
JUSTIN LOWE, RYAN McGINLEY, ROB PRUITT, STERLING RUBY, and ED RUSCHA.
“When I came across the space and ascertained its availability, ” says The Station Director ELEANOR CAYRE, “It suddenly seemed like the perfect place to express the commitment and admiration I have for working artists. I felt it was important to produce an event that retains a sense of intimacy and urgency. I think that the building itself, along with the artworks selected, addresses transience and fleeting immediacy. It’s curatorially rigorous; those things aren’t necessarily related. The Station isn’t about yesterday or tomorrow – it’s about right now.”
RITA ACKERMANN, ‘IN DA SHADE’, 2008. Acrylic and oil paint, gel medium, spray paint, dirt, oil stick, printed paper, charcoal, ink on canvas. 78 x 85-1/8 x 1-1/2 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery.
RY ROCKLEN, ‘Refuge’, 2007. Box spring, screen, thread and nails.
73-1/2 x 37 x 7-1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist
PAUL LEE, ‘Red Cigarette’, 2008. 7 min. 29 sec. (loop)
Courtesy of the artist and Peres Projects
MARTHA FRIEDMAN, ‘Cucumbers’, 2005. Urethane foam, Plexiglas, paint. 19 x 96 x 96 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Wallspace Gallery
JENNIFER WEST, ‘Rainbow Party on 70 MM Film (70 MM film leader kissed with lipstick & impressed with teeth marks by J. West and her former students: Mariah Csepanyi, Maggie Romano & Roxana Eslemiah), 2008. Production Still. TRT: 39 seconds
Courtesy of the artist, Marc Foxx and Vilma Gold
JONAH FREEMAN, JUSTIN LOWE and ALEXANDRE SINGH
‘Hello Meth Lab in the Sun #13’, 2008. Custom Pigment print. 10 x 10 in.
‘Hello Meth Lab in the Sun’ – was the first incarnation of the project, which was exhibited at BALLROOM MARFA, in Texas.
Courtesy of the artists and Ballroom Marfa
GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON, ‘I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.’, 2006.
Wall painting. Dimensions variable.
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery
GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON, ‘Bench’, 2006. Steel, 20 x 13.5 x 83 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery
LIZZIE BOUGATSOS, ‘Funbags’, 2008. Street sign, rubber. 29 x 29 in. on 6 ft. pole
Courtesy of the artist and James Fuentes LLC
DIKE BLAIR, ‘Work in progress’. Hortonville, NY studio, 2008.
Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc.
TOM BURR, ‘Black lab’, 2003. Plywood, stain, steel. 96 x 84 x 56 in.
Courtesy the artist and Bortolami
MARTIN OPPEL, ‘Untitled’, 2006. EPS foam and acrylic paint. 17-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
ALL IMAGES/COURTESY: THE STATION with special thanks to: MAILE RODRIGUEZ
UP-DATE: SUNDAY DEC 7, 2008
from the artlovers homepage – DEC 2, 2008:
* NATE LOWMAN & SHAMIM MOMIN’S – MIAMI EXHIBIT – ‘THE STATION’ is looking to take that sunny beach town – by storm !! it’s got a hard edged in-your-face big A art feel – that actually flies – !! – just rec’d some advance images and they are awesome !! *
. . . the show DID !! gave substance to Director ELEANOR CAYRE’S P.R. statement: . . . “it’s about right now” !! – and it did score major press !!
In his report from Miami – published yesterday (SATURDAY, DEC 6, 2008) – NEW YORK TIMES art critic – KEN JOHNSON wrote:
“The most transporting single artwork on view in Miami, however, is not at any of the commercial fairs. It is an astounding installation in ‘THE STATION’, an exhibition organized by SHAMIN MOMIN, a curator at the WHITNEY MUSEUM of AMERICAN ART, and by New York artist NATE LOWMAN. This lively, scruffy show occupies parts of three floors in a building still under construction in the Miami Design District and presents works by a familiarly trendy cast of characters, including STERLING RUBY, HANNA LIDEN, RYAN McGINLEY, TOM BURR and many others.
“The piece that makes everything else there pale by comparison is ‘Hello Meth Lab With a View’ by JONAH FREEMAN and JUSTIN LOWE. Mr. Freeman and Mr. Lowe have created a walk-in simulation of the grungy interior of a house whose occupants have been producing crystal meth. You enter what appears to be a photography gallery and then continue into dark rooms where you behold an extraordinarily messy kitchen full of cobbled-together laboratory equipment.
“Like Alice in a scary Wonderland, you continue through a dining room where the table is heaped with trash and packages of Sudafed and then upstairs to a claustrophobic warren of rooms where shelves are stocked with old jars of murky liquid, and where a couple of stuffed dogs are sleeping. Antique diagrams pinned to the walls suggest an equation between the heretical arts of the medieval alchemists and those of modern outlaw drug makers. Like the installations of CHRISTOPH BUCHEL, the work creates an obviously artificial but magically evocative virtual reality. . . ”
“Hello Meth Lab With a View”, by JONAH FREEMAN and JUSTIN LOWE, is a simulation of a house where
crystal metch is produced.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008 – pg. C8. THE ARTS SECTION
PHOTOGRAPH BY BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ/THE NEW YORK TIMES