Work in Progress
Tuesday September 27, 2016 – Saturday October 22, 2016
"74 Trinity Place" by Naho Kubota. Work in Progress, 2016. Storefront for Art and Architecture.
September 27th – October 22nd, 2016
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
#workinprogress #WIP #LL47 @storefrontnyc
Green construction fences, with their illustrated LL47 “Work in Progress” signs, often present the first visual cues of this process, and of its underlying economic and legislative causes.
Gregory Ketant and Nanu Al-Hamad are POWERHOUSE, an artist duo that explores the practice of architecture and design as a vehicle for transformation.
Nanu Al-Hamad is a designer and artist living and working in New York. Al-Hamad’s fearless attitude toward design challenges the boundaries for creating objects under a philosophy of conceptual functionalism. As a solo artist and a founding member of the artist collective GCC, Al-Hamad’s work has been exhibited at the Swiss Institute, NY; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Sharjah Biennial, UAE; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; New Museum, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Project Native Informant, London; and design fairs ICFF, Downtown Design Dubai, and Salone del Mobile.
Gregory Ketant is an interdisciplinary artist and designer and the creative director of MEGA. Originally from South Florida, Ketant moved to New York to pursue a law degree at Hofstra University. After graduating, he decided to forgo a career in law to explore the interchange of technology, subcultures, ecosystems, mythology and modernity. He has since curated a living exhibition private condominium, directed a music video using motion tracking technology, debuted a furniture collection in Kuwait, and most recently unveiled his pentalogy ROSES. His work has been shown or featured at Sultan Gallery, AC Institute, Jack Chiles Gallery, Superchief Gallery, and YUME Gallery.
About PARA Project:
This exhibition is supported by Peter Guggenheimer. Construction services are provided by IA Construction Management, Inc. Fabrication assistance is provided by Grey Wartinger.
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.