Matthew Deleget, Oooo Oooo Oooo, 2014, Spray paint on wooden panel, hit with a hammer, triptych, 40 x 104 inches overall, each panel, 40 x 30 inches

Spitball
Curated by Progress Report
Storefront Ten Eyck
324 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
www.storefrontteneyck.com
March 8 – April 6, 2014
Opening: Saturday, March 8, 6-9 pm

Participating Artists:
Joshua Abelow, Inna Babaeva, Brian Belott, Amanda Browder, Ernesto Burgos, Andy Cross, Matthew Deleget, Valerie Hegarty, Christopher K. Ho, Grant Huang, Jamian Juliano-Villani, John O’Connor, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Erik Schoonebeek, Adam Parker Smith

Storefront Ten Eyck and Progress Report are proud to present Spitball, a group exhibition that brings together various ways in which comedy manifests itself in the studio practice and is translated into art-making strategies. These artists cross categorical boundaries through material and absurdist content by creating the visual equivalent of what goes into the writing and delivery of a really good joke. By turning familiar expectations on their head, the exhibition looks at parallels behind what makes work that garners a genuine reaction by articulating the ridiculous subject at hand.

About Progress Report:
Progress Report is an independent artist initiative founded by Kris Chatterson and Vince Contarino in 2010. PR was originally started as an online platform dedicated to artist features by showing studio works-in-progress and offering conversations around the creative process.

It has since developed into a curatorial project that seeks to make connections through diverse modes of art making by finding common threads in work borne of a challenging and rigorous practice. Past exhibitions include, The Working Title, a 32-artist survey of abstraction at the Bronx River Arts Center, and Ritual Aesthetics, presented at Tompkins Projects in Brooklyn.

About the gallery:
Storefront Ten Eyck is directed by artist Deborah Brown. The mission of the gallery is to show the work of emerging Bushwick artists and to revisit the work of established artists. From 2009-13, the space was called Storefront Bushwick. In October 2013, the gallery relocated to a former factory building in East Williamsburg/Bushwick. The neighborhood is a thriving arts community and home to 50 galleries, many run by artists.

Deborah Brown is an artist, curator and Bushwick gadfly. She is a board member of NURTUREart, BRIC Artist Advisory Council and Community Board #4 in Bushwick where she serves as chair of the Arts and Culture Committee. Her work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace.

Image:
Matthew Deleget
Oooo Oooo Oooo, 2014
Spray paint on wooden panel, hit with a hammer, triptych
40 x 104 inches overall, each panel, 40 x 30 inches copy

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