"Spartan Follies", 2016. Part of the process. Featuring artists and friends who generously helped me complete my project. Huge thanks to David Peña, Shirel Lebovich, Danny Feferholtz and Federico Vicuña. None of this would have been possible without them!
Dear Friends, colleagues and art supporters,
I am thrilled to invite you to the opening of FLOW.16 this Saturday May 14, from 10-2pm at Randall's Island. As many of you know, I have been working on this public art project for several months. It has been a great process of discovery, learning and accomplishments and I would love to share the result with you!
Inspired by the concept of a fitness “boot camp” and by Randall’s Island Park’s history and role as a site for sports, my work Spartan Follies will aim to lure visitors into physical and recreational interaction. It will offer an ironically un-“Spartan” invitation through flashy forms, playful materials, and saturated colors; more than the idealized promise of a gym or a workout, my “follies” will evoke a children’s playground, calling viewers to explore, play and be creative with these non-precious, interactive works of art. The works will stand as objects for both contemplation and active use, shifting from object to tool, depending on public interaction, and thus will invite visitors to explore the intersection between objectification and functionality. This shifting – and the playful reuse of leftover, inexpensive and readymade materials – will also reflect the continued adaptation, transformation and reinvention of Randall’s Island, in its different historical roles within New York City. If you want to see more about my process, please click here
Organized by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Randall's Island Park Alliance, FLOW.16 features newly commissioned works by Tim Clifford, Tracie Hervy, Samantha Holmes and Denise Treizman.
For directions to Randall's Island, please click here. Hope to see you there!
Huge thanks to everyone who came to DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk for the opening! The exhibition will be on view until June 5 at Cuchifritos Gallery. Thank you Bedford and Bowery for the thoughtful article about the show!