"Stereo Sanctity" is a large and personal selection of Thurston Moore's poems and lyrics, both with Sonic Youth and as solo artist, written between 1981 and 2014 and appearing in published form in 2015 for the first time.

APR 26, 2015

In "Going for Soup," Erin Jane Nelson presents quilts and ceramics made in the spirit of Post-Pinterest Post-Etsy craft as a means of undercutting the hubris of neoliberal DIY leisure economies and their relationship to the private & public labor and value. Many of her forms and gestures are lifted and re-mixed from her surroundings in the Bay Area--itself a hotbed of self-destructing utopias and radical idealism. Erin also borrows from feminist art history by actively dismantling or breaking apart her forms as she works: peeling, burning, squeezing, puncturing, digesting, re-packing, and adorning the materials. As such, there is a tone of violence and disruption in both the content and affect of the work she produces. For example, in ALF Lone Wolf 37096-013 Erin features notorious eco-prisoner, Walter Bond--an homage to rogue activism and an ultimate example of lifestyle decisions as violent self-actualization. Her work is a statement on subjectivity & distance, sympathy & inclusion; it's funny, perverted, sad, aimless, and real.

Erin Jane Nelson
Going for Soup
Mar 27 – Apr 26, 2015

'It begins with what appears to be basically an intuitive and immediate staging and sequencing of personal objects. Through the composition and sequencing a proposal is made and a type of stop-form narrative is set in motion. Immediately the seemingly simple set of objects and basic composition lead to a fork in the road: both an artificial and personal narrative. This dis-jointed moment may be reminiscent of surrealistic devices, yet avoids the surrealistic cliche by clearly announcing it's intention. The position of the proposal is first and foremost a stage, and therefor staged. Through this viewing we are an active witness to a type of theatrical residue (performance). Upon a stage (box) the objects become animated and proactive rather than automated and didactic.

The references (objects) and images (objects) exist within: the frame, stage, personal and public. The frame/ stage presents both forks in the road simultaneously. Our references also exist within both: the real time of image itself and our memory & familiarity of the objects. Bordering on the uncanny, the objects scale and narrative create a pulse + loop between both the familiar (public) & personal (private). Its not the objects per se but the intuitive handling of: scale, rendering and sequencing that make the work function on all these levels.'

—Dan McCarthy

David Schoerner
Six Packs and Sunsets
Oct 10 – Nov 1, 2014

Abstraction becomes form in the series TC Studies, an ongoing series of single edition large-scale photographs. Engaging and poetic to the eye the works are a fictionalised version of a tourists view, via video in wildlife. Titled by the time codes stamped into the image the TC Studies are photographs of tilting video camera flip screens. They capture a specific moment anchored in time, their ephemerality frozen, recorded and contained. The many facets of natural flora reduced to a flat surface now seen on a screen then captured once more adds a second view point.

TC 00 : 19 : 11 : 03
print, edition of 10

Mood is based in NYC & focused on that #newnew. Mood collaborates with the very best in their respective industries to promote the very best in them.
Bill Saylor has been showing his work in NYC since the early 90s.
The board Bill created for Mood & OMMU is inspired by a surfboard he owned when he was younger. Thinking back to the colors and loose form, Bill injects some recurring imagery and unmistakable energy.

Mood by OMMU + Bill Saylor

Taking up a glass
A clash of forks
Romance reflected
Off a dinner plate
To a symphony of pointed sticks

Slipping into slow bake
Hunched over a stove
Slave to the rhythm
Of a perfect meringue

Hells Kitchen
Kneaded out of the knots
Of a special loaf
For watching the world turn

To not give a fig
For good measure
To sweeten parched lips
Of salivating salvation

The still life has become situated somewhere between a mode of expression and an expression of fashion. Thoughts for Food is a look into questioning the therapeutic and benign potential of the domesticated lifestyle franchise. By taking on stylistic qualities of surrealism and product photography, Thoughts for Food considers the space between advertising and abstraction to illustrate the fleeting romanticism of desire.

Alex Turgeon
Thoughts for Food
Feb 15 – Mar 2, 2013

The exhibition is inspired by themes involving the materiality of our world. The forms and surfaces seen here are in direct response to abstract patterns and motifs that you may find in nature. The functional aspect of ceramics plays a significant role in this body of work; this material that comes from the ground has roots deep in the history of mankind and has served a purpose in our lives for thousands of years. Salt of the Earth is a translation of the textures and designs that we find in nature into vessel-like forms. The artist is interested in giving the viewer the opportunity to experience, in tangible form, a refined essence of our world.

Jessica Hans
Salt of the Earth
Sept 7 – 22, 2012

ROLU 4 OMMU is four pieces of furniture, two large modular adaptable chairs, Chair 1 and Chair 2, as well as A Desk and A Desk Chair, that are part of a new design ROLU made for OMMU's store in Athens. Also produced in this project was a bookshelf that is based on a work by the artist Seth Price and a ladder. Price's essay Décor Holes came to be an important part of our thinking as these pieces started to emerge. The writing discusses, in part, the "sample" as it exists in modern music and questions it raises about ownership. We started to ask ourselves "When does something... become something else?" We wanted the work we produced for this project to have a theoretical basis that pointed towards language. We also wanted to think about motion. We like to use the term "sitting as seeing" to describe a philosophical ghost we are chasing. The forms of these pieces are, in a sense, like "visual samples." They are based on shapes found in drawings the choreographer Trisha Brown made in the early seventies. These drawings contain a sense of motion and it's easy to see their visual connection to dance but, they also look like typography... like a written language we don't quite recognize. And so we ask ourselves: When does a dance become a drawing? When does a drawing become a chair? Can a chair act as a kind of choreographer? Maybe we'll never know but we love how they turned out and hope you do too!



A collection of publications, posters and stuff produced by An Art Service.  Included are gritty hand towels of Paul Lee laid onto blue, pink and purple pastels, cultural debris and other refuse assembled by Nate Lowman, graphic charcoal drawings by Lee Lozano bound in a bright red orange fabric, a wistful tracing of Dan Colen ambling through New York, a portfolio of Christopher Wool's paintings inspired by nocturnal banalities—each defining a unique art practice that is a part of the city.  This installation is all to show the various materials that inspire the designs—the text of an Ed Ruscha painting informs An Art Service's styles as much as the color and texture of a banana peel.

May 20 – June 11, 2011

Nieves Library is a full archive of 120 Nieves Zines including rare & out-of-print titles that have been released since 2004.

Nieves Library
Feb 4 – 26, 2011