~NICHOLAS STEINDORF – presented by CoWorker Projects – OPENING NITE PIX – just posted !!
CoWorker Projects Presents Works – by NICHOLAS STEINDORF
TUESDAY – APRIL 3, 2012: 7PM to MIDNITE
at ENTWINE – 765 WASHINGTON ST – btw WEST/10th ST & GREENWICH ST, just south of W12th, WEST VILLAGE, NYC
A PRESENTATION of selected videos, including Superstition, Hey Jude, 52, and How to Disappear.
from the CoWorker press release:
STEINDORF’S videos make use of accessible subject matter to eliminate complicated signs and ask the audience to enter and ponder what happens inside it. The superficial qualities of these works disorient the viewer from the original image – encouraging further analysis and examination emphasizing experience through image, time, and formal experimentation. This selection of videos oscillate between recognizable pictures and abstractions.
NICHOLAS received his BFA from Columbia College in Chicago in 2009 and he currently resides and works out of Brooklyn, NY. His work appeared in various group exhibitions over the past five years including EX (International Arts Movement, NY, 2012), Sans (Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, 2012), Collection (The Arcade, Chicago, 2011), Indestructible Youth (Kunz Vis Projects, Chicago, 2010), Frame (C33 Gallery, Chicago, 2010), Regeneration (New York Center for Art and Media Studies, NY, 2010), and Venice Biennial Workshop Ancillary Exhibition (Venice, Italy, 2009).
CoWorker Projects is . . . the creation of former co-workers and friends YULIA TOPCHIY (a partner at Entwine) and JESSICA SAIN who previously worked alongside each other at GOFF+ROSENTHAL GALLERY and Entwine in New York City. CoWorker Projects find them co-working again to show weekly art videos in the downstairs lounge at Entwine, a full bar in the heart of the West Village.
The artists and the videos change weekly.
I WENT TO THE OPENING & HAD A GREAT GREAT TIME. THE SHORT CLIP – VIDEOS WERE GREAT. THE SOUNDTRACKS WERE EERIE & AWESOME, TOO. PLUS, SOMETIMES IT’S JUST REALLY NICE TO LEAVE THE ‘TABLOID’ WORLD BEHIND & REACH FOR THE REALM of PURE ART, PURE VISION. PURE COLOR.
PLUS DOWNTOWN, SERIOUSLY WEST-SIDE WASHINGTON ST. – IS SO FUN – IT’S LIKE A CLUBBY BROOKLYN in MANHATTAN, NICE & EASY ON THE WEARY MIND.
OPENING NITE PIX – NICHOLAS STEINDORF – SHORT VIDEO CLIPS / Presented by CoWorker Projects – at ENTWINE, NYC. APRIL 3, 2012
JEREMY ALLEN of vogue.com, KATE CERIGO, graphic designer currently working at vogue.com, and on the right: NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
originally hailing from Wisconsin, Nicholas recently spent some time in Chicago, and is now based in Brooklyn.
you can check out more of his work, which includes paintings and prints as well, at: NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
the evening’s curators: YULIA TOPCHIY and JESSICA SAIN of CoWorker Projects.
coworker is such a ‘hot’ button word these days !!
as in . . MEGA MYSTERY: She says she’s got the winning MEGA MILLIONS ticket. Co-workers say she’s cheating them.
so much for office lottery pools.
MICHAEL FLEMING, who with his brother ALAN – are known as the FLEMING TWINS – a collaborating art duo, are also now based in New York.
They meet up with Nicholas at a residency called ACRE in Steuben, Wisconsin – last August 2011.
They currently have work up in an exhibit titled: ‘Game-On: SOLO’ at threewalls, a gallery space in Chicago, March 9 – April 20, 2012.
you can see more of their work on their website: Spatial Interventions
MARISSA PEREL, under that huge black shawl . . .
a drop-dead great temporary tattoo she acquired at the recent HENNESSEY YOUNGMAN curated – at FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY opening !! FAMILY BUSINESS GALLEY, oft referred to on the street as the CATTALAN FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY, (!!) is a pop-up space in the ANNA KUSTER GALLERY on W. 21 St just below 10th Av – operated by those fun guys: MAURIZIO CATTELAN and MASSIMILIANO GIONI.
see: FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY
there’s some good, super lively coverage of the space on: what we like (!!)
p.s. more info on Marissa’s temporary tattoo.
it’s an art project that was conceived and carried out by CHRIS GOLAS, an artist working out of PHILLY (!!).
He also coordinated the Indian Food Truck and the spotlights . . .
JOSHUA RAYNER. we had a spirited discussion on the pros and cons of the proposed ‘hanging’ of the JEFF KOONS life-sized replica locomotion near the High Line. he’s all for it. and yes, he did make me re-think my position, a bit !! I dunno, maybe it’s a guy thing.
Joshua Rayner is currently a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies.
you can see his work at: JOSHUA RAYNER
. . . the comfy downstairs lounge at ENTWINE, where CoWorker is presenting their pop-up video series . . . with the NICHOLAS STEINDORF clips – being the first to be shown, that were made by a New York City-based artist.
it kind of looked like an eyeball and a clock, with a tiny futuristic spaceship, here at center left, hugging the rim, as it travels around the orb. metaphors for space, time, travel, the human condition, and comparative scales – come to mind.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NYC. APRIL 3, 2012.