Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" 5/14/10

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Curated by FIT Art Market Graduate Students, class of 2010

May 14 - May 30, 2010
Hours : Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 6pm
Opening : Friday, May 14, 6 - 9 pm

In an urban environment, people find themselves surrounded, yet estranged. Given the volume of interpersonal contact city dwellers experience, whether virtual or physical, most goes unaddressed or is instantly forgotten. Privacy, space, interaction, and intimacy are redefined, often defying one's social expectations. Unintentional or unwanted interaction can occur when private acts take place in public, and in spite of our stifling proximity to each other, genuine connections may be difficult to achieve. The artists in Stand Clear of the Closing Doors are interested in the ways that urbanites interact, and their work invites each of us to engage with art, the city, and each other in new and challenging ways.


David Bernstein, Kurt Bigenho, Amber Bushnell, Luke Dubois, Rachel Hines,
Tim Kent, Meng Li and Elim Cheng, Hye Yeon Nam, Olek, Jason Shelowitz,
Paul Notzold (TXTual Healing)

Presented by FIT Art Market Graduate Students, class of 2010
Ariel Adkins, Maria Boobis, Bonnie Jiyeon Choi, Andrea Fisher, Claire Howard, Kaitlyn A. LeBlang, Jennifer A. Mak, Maura McInerney, Olga Novoa, Kathy L. Paciello, Suki Park, Meredith Rosenberg, Christina Rupp, Hailey Aelee Sin, Kimberly Zhu