Show Your Hand
March 1 - April 14, 2018
Joeun Aatchim, Will Anderson, Andrea Bergart, Noah Breuer, Melissa Brown, Ellen Carpenter, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Kari Cholnoky, Lauren Clay, Joey Cocciardi, Patrick Gantert, Daniel Glendening, Nicole Killian, Kimberly McClure, Molly McGeehan, Andria Morales, Sarah Nicholls, Brittany Nelson, Richard Nonas, Sheryl Oppenheim, Janelle Poe, Hayal Pozanti, Will Rahilly, Corina Reynolds, Beth Sheehan, Sarah Smith, Erin Sweeny, Mandy Vahabzadeh, Siebren Versteeg, Anne Vieux, Sun You
March 1 – April 14, 2018
Please join us on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 7 to 10pm at Small Editions in celebration of the opening of this exhibition.
Small Editions is pleased to present Show Your Hand, an exhibition where we show you what has been up our sleeve and lay bare our agenda on contemporary art. It is both a documentation of what we have done over the last six years and a celebration to launch us into the coming years of exhibiting and creating contemporary works with new artists.The artworks in Show Your Hand range from the first works produced by Kimberly McClure and myself when we founded Small Editions in 2012, to some of our most recent collaborations, including our new work with the artist Brittany Nelson. In total the exhibition showcases work by 28 artists who have led us to where we are today.
In an interview in her 1973 book Six Years, Lucy Lippard states that “If you respect art, it becomes more important to transmit the information about it accurately than to judge it.” Since I am partial to all of the works we have produced, this is my only option.
The works in this exhibition each express the individual voice of their creators. Anne Vieux’s Transitory Flatspace’s smooth surfaces, enticing gradients and harsh lines are reminiscent of the backlit screen, a flood of cool toned, pixelated images. Sun You’s playful please enjoy! explores the 2D/3D space between sculpture and its documentation. Brittany Nelson’s Monuments to the Conquerors of Space uses an incredibly toxic photographic process to coat her work in a molecule thin layer of silver effectively turning it into a sculptural monument itself.
Each artwork also looks back in time. They use one of the oldest forms of sequential communication. They look to what has been done in the past so that they can transmit well into the future. Erin Sweeny’s Protanopia juxtaposes visual test patterns developed in 1917 by Dr. Shinobu Ishihara to test for color blindness with contemporary photographic images of New York City.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite