Playfulness morphs into forms of humor, chance, and gesture within Others’ Own. Included are works from Leah Dixon, Siebren Versteeg, Justin Lieberman and Michaela Zimmer. These artists engage with multiple signifiers, algorithms and performance. Their work calls out from author to audience.
The works in this exhibition address the location of the author. By changing the coordinates of the maker’s position, room is made for the viewer to become a participant. Let us take a cue from their ruefulness towards some dark questions, as these artists continue to defy and twist the rules.
Leah Dixon is a multi-media sculptor who lives and works in Chinatown, New York. Dixon was born in 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University, and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2005. Leah attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012, and received her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in 2014, where she was a departmental fellow. Leah has shown widely in New York, nationally, and internationally. Recently she participated in the Nicaraguan Biennial, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, and is working increasingly in Latin America. Leah has upcoming shows in New York, Berlin, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. Leah is also the co-owner of BEVERLY’S Bar in the Lower East Side, where she organizes events, exhibitions, and curatorial experiments.
Justin Lieberman (b. 1977) is an artist, teacher, curator,
and critic living in Munich. He received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Yale University, New Haven. Since that time, he has executed numerous solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, Chicago, Boston, St. Barthes, Gstaad, Athens, Brussels, Geneva, London, Paris, among other places. He has held faculty positions at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Queens College, New York, and Brandeis University, Waltham.His work has been reviewed in publications including Artforum, BOMB Magazine, Art in America, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Triple Canopy, Frieze Magazine, Art Review, The New York Times, Le Monde, and Le Journal. It is the subject of a monograph published by JRP Ringier. A retrospective of his video works was presented at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, curated by C. Spencer Yeh. He is a founding member of the Student Art Collective, and author of “The Corrector’s Custom Pre-Fab House”, a structuralist book of meditations on quotidian objects. Upcoming exhibitions include a survey of recent work at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France and a new installation at Kunstraum, in Munich.
Siebren Versteeg holds a MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a participant of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Upcoming exhibitions include The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), CAUTION! Things may appear different than they are at Offen Aug AEG (Nürnberg, Germany), Grid’s World at Locust Projects (Miami), and Color Line at Outpost (Ridgewood, NY). Selected solo exhibitions include Inaction at Rhona Hoffman (Chicago) and En Masse at the Art Institute of Boston (Boston). He has exhibited in group exhibitions in venues throughout the world, including the ESSL MUSEUM (Vienna), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), The Suburban (Chicago), and HALLWALLS (Buffalo, NY). His work is held in collections that include the Ulrich Museum of Art, the Marguilies Collection, the RISD Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Yale Art Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Michaela Zimmer received her MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1999. She was recently selected to show at Christie’s 1st Open Contemporary Art. She spent two years at a residency at Liverpool Museum. Her work has been in shown in several exhibitions internationally. Future exhibitions include FOLD gallery London and Hammelehle & Ahrens at Cologne.
OPENING RECEPTION// Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 6-8 pm
We are pleased to announce a curatorial collaboration with GSL Projekt in Berlin.
featuring works by
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