Share Me: Facade Installations
Thursday July 14, 2016 – Friday September 2, 2016
Share Me: Facade Installations by Curtis Kulig, John Giorno, Lawrence Weiner, Sebastian ErraZuriz, and Shantell Martin.
"We Love We Share" by Curtis Kulig
#sharingmodels #manhattanisms #shareme @storefrontnyc
As part of Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, five artists have been invited to produce stencils that ask us to reflect upon the sharing movement. The facade of Storefront will be transformed into a canvas that presents one artist’s work each week throughout the duration of the show. The first 100 visitors to Storefront’s gallery space will receive a stencil of the work being shown.
July 14th – Curtis Kulig, We Love We Share
July 28th – John Giorno, Sit In My Heart And Smile
August 4th – Lawrence Weiner, MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE YOUR HOUSE IS MY HOUSE WHEN YOU SHIT ON THE FLOOR IT GETS ON YOUR FEET
August 11th – Sebastian ErraZuriz, You Share, They Profit
August 18th – Shantell Martin, Share
About the Participants:
Curtis Kulig gained notoriety with his signature manifesto Love Me 2005. His work is a celebration of humanity in a voice that ranges from the poignant to the playful through a wealth of mediums: rich canvases, scintillating neon, 16mm films, typewritten poems, and ubiquitous prints; in cities ranging from New York to London, Istanbul to Los Angeles, and Tokyo to Berlin.
Born in 1936 in New York City, Giorno attended Columbia University. Giorno was featured in Warhol’s first film, Sleep (1963). The influence of pop art and Warhol’s Factory are evident in Giorno’s work, which developed out of verbal collages of appropriated texts drawn from advertising and signage. In the 1960s, Giorno began to record his poetry, distorting the recordings with synthesizers to produce installations he called “electronic sensory poetry environments.” In 1965, he founded Giorno Poetry Systems, a nonprofit production company designed to introduce new, innovative poetry to wider audiences. In 1967, Giorno collaborated with other artists, including William S. Burroughs, Frank O’Hara, and Patti Smith, to record poems for his project Dial-a-Poem. The recordings made during this project were exhibited in 1970 at the Museum of Modern Art.
Lawrence Weiner is an integral figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s. Best known for his text-based work, Weiner creates subversive installations that alter an existing space or environment. His early piece Declaration of Intent (1968), created during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, brings a wry criticism of the nature of art by creating a list of simplistic written terminology. One such line, “The piece may be fabricated,” addresses whether the imagined gesture or actual creation of a work have any hierarchal difference in regard to the assessment of art. Weiner was born February 10, 1942 in the Bronx, NY. He briefly studied at Hunter College in New York before dropping out and traveling the country. Weiner was the subject of the retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York from 2007–2008.
New York-based artist, designer and activist Sebastian ErraZuriz has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. ErraZuriz tackles everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, conceptual sculptures to experimental furniture, and product design. His work is invites the viewer to look again at realities that were often hidden in front of their own eyes.
The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, performance art, technology and mundane experience. Her artwork has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, and the Bata Show Museum. In 2015, she became an artist in residence at the MIT Media Lab where she explores cross-disciplinary ways to express her art form, such as using drawing to visualize data. She is an Adjunct Professor and former artist-in-residence at NYU’s ITP (Tisch School of the Arts), and is also a fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University.
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.