Super/Prime announces its first exhibition of works by young artists, 717 Prospect Place, opening on Friday 28 August, 2009 at 717 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY. Super/Prime is a new effort to locate art and aesthetic experience in unusual and empty domestic sites. 717 Prospect Place was repurposed to include works that focus this strangely empty domestic space through a dense dialogue with the artists' own processes of eliciting parallax, arresting spatial expectations, and tugging at the seams of seemingly insular aesthetic logics.
At the heart of this effort, David Smith’s installation uses found picture-frames as the structural members of constructions that occupy the surrounding space and challenge the viewer to reorient their perception. Other artists with work on view include Ashley May, Ben Tear, Ben Dowell, Brittany Taylor, Harry Gassel, Rachel Gerrard, Roland Tiangco, and Zachery Bruder, all of whom transfigure elements from the periphery of our visual landscape in dialogue with both art historical and cultural expectations.
Super/Prime is an endeavor to appropriate and inhabit the unoccupied and raw domestic spaces left vacant in the urban landscape of New York City. Super/Prime will continue to migrate between vacant spaces as each becomes a dynamic and spontaneous site for the presentation and installation of exciting new work by young artists taking advantage of these unique and temporary places to force intimate reflections between viewers’ familiar experience of multi-dimensional space, movement, and form.
Please join us at 717 Prospect Place on Friday 28 August, 8 pm, as we continue to develop unusual and unexpected exhibition spaces. Contact us at super-prime.org for additional information about our opening installation or for any further details about the artists’ on view.
717 Prospect Place opens Friday 28 August, 8 pm and closes Saturday 26 September. The exhibition will be open to the public every Saturday 12–6pm, or by appointment. For press, viewing, sales, and all other inquiries, email us at email@example.com.