Checkered History

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The Grid in Art & Life
Opening reception Friday, October 2, 6-9:30pm
On View October 3-30, 2015, Wed.-Sun. 1 – 7pm or by appointment
Outpost Gallery, 1665 Norman Street, Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385
Gallery Phone (718) 599-2385
Subway: L train to Halsey
Organized by David Weinstein and Ruth Kahn

Emerging from a potent and ancient cross-pollination of math, weaving, and the wetware of perception, the psychological and practical application of the grid as a tool for creative expression has fueled extraordinary and imaginative solutions. The exhibition surveys and celebrates the use of the grid as a structural component, a design element, and a game in the creation of artworks. The grid is embedded everywhere in our global environment and our culture, both in and on our bodies: the quilts under which we dream; the LEGOs in the toy chest; the blasted screens in our pockets that contain our lives, and the ones where we annihilate each other over and over in game-play and where we watch ourselves do the same thing IRL on the news every night. This exhibit of 60 artists and nearly 100 objects focuses on the influence of the grid in the work of emerging and mid career artists alongside historic works, ephemera, and household objects and incorporates, painting, sculpture, textiles, video, photography, collage, interactive work, installation, site-specific work, toys, and sound.

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Photo by Larry Auerbach
Design by Caroline Cox

Lala Abaddon · Meg Atkinson · Larry Auerbach · John Avelluto · Stephen Beal · Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels · Michael Caputo · Paul Corio · Caroline Cox · Ryan DaWalt · Lori Ellison · Robert Otto Epstein · Nate Ethier · Ellen Hackl Fagan · Jean Foos · Matt Freedman · Rico Gatson · Lawrence Greenberg · Crystal Gregory · Lisa Hein · Christine Heindl · Dale Henry · Robert Hickman · Brece Honeycutt · Gilbert Hsiao · Robin Kang · Suzanne Kelser · Sabine Laidig · Lindsey Landfried · Eric A. Mack · Doris Marten · Brenna Murphy · Ellie Murphy · Max Neuhaus · Fran O’Neill · Matthew Ostrowski · Rob de Oude · Alex Paik · Bruce Pearson · Ronald Pellegrino · Jerry Pinsler · Cathy Nan Quinlan · Kathryn Refi · Peggy Reynolds · Erin M. Riley · Barbara Rosengarth · Andrew Ross · Etta Sandry · Bob Seng · Filipe de Sousa · Tim Spelios · Oriane Stender · Andrew Sutherland · Laurie Szujewska · Gail Vachon · Siebren Versteeg · WallyGPX · David Weinstein · Jeremy Wood · Dustin Yellin · John Zorn

Checkered History is a is part of the SeeThru program at Outpost Artists Resources  a non-profit arts organization and is made possible, in part, with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and individual donors.