“Love Seats” by Bruce Dow
83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, 646-361-8512
October 12 - November 18, 2012
Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 - 9 PM
Bruce Dow: Love Seats & Cyclones
and in the project room:
new drawings by Allyson Strafella
October 12-November 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 6-9pm
Norte Maar, 83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Directions: L Train to Dekalb Stop. Norte Maar is on the corner of Wyckoff Avenue + Suydam Street
Hours: weekends 1-6pm and by appointment: 646-361-8512
Bruce Dow transforms modern industrial objects that have been found, collected or acquired. Display stands, floor jacks, racetracks, panton colors, and Eames chairs are reclaimed, reshaped, and represented in, not necessarily an entirely new context. Adopting forms and riding the boundary between industrial product and fine art, Dow’s works range from small objects, to furniture, to architecture. Drawing is an integral part of his process, modifying form, adjusting scale, and inserting color.
In the Project Room:
Allyson Strafella has been working with a typewriter making drawings for nearly twenty years. During that time she has developed marks that are unique to her visual language: a drawing language ‘written’ by type, and a written language drawn as mark and form. Early in her practice, a question emerged: are these images details of something much larger than what is seen on the page or are they full-scale landscapes as seen from the sky above? That her images typed could hover between these two spaces/places creates lasting provocation.