MW Projects at Doing/Living Marketplace
We're excited to bring art back to 218 West 57th Street! This landmarked 1897 French Gothic building was home to Lee's Art Shop for over 60 years, and has been vacant since May 2016 after Lee’s heirs sold the building to Thor Equities and General Growth Properties. Doing/Living Marketplace will officially launch in September 2017 as a vertical marketplace synthesizing retail and culture in one 35,000 square foot building.
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July 26 - August 26:
CHAOS/CONTROL, a group exhibition featuring works by Reut Asimini, Charlotte Becket, Christopher Beckman, Alva CalyMayor, Graciela Cassel, Amie Cunat, Jeremy Haik, Roxanne Jackson, Ambre Kelly, Aaron Krach, Alison Kudlow, Otto Milo, Jonathan Rider, Ross Sonnenberg, Christopher Stout, Brett Swenson and Jenny Wong-Stanley
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 6-8pm
Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm, and by appointment
Opening Weekend (June 16-18):
To celebrate the launch of Doing/Living Marketplace in June 2017, MW Projects presents site-specific installations by artists Rhys Hecox and Jenny Wong-Stanley. This 1897 French Gothic building (formerly, the beloved Lee's Art Shop and the American Society for Civil Engineers clubhouse) will be home to a new center for art, commerce and wellness.
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Color, 16mm film, HD, 2k and 4k video and found objects
Runtime: 5 minutes
This meditative film about seasonal change and transformation was originally commissioned for MW Projects's exhibition aboard the S.S. Lilac steamship. In all the shots in the film, the camera is pointed down at the ground, aligning the camera image with the projected image, effectively cutting a visual hole into the floor. For more information, please visit www.rhyshecox.com.
Conifer wood and wire
The structure is an example of balance between transitional moods and spatial awareness. The recycled wood pieces represent the interactions we have with nature and are meant to change according to the viewer's perspective. For more information, please visit www.artofplants.com.
MW Projects is a cultural production and art advisory firm dedicated to bringing contemporary art to historic sites, non-traditional venues and liminal spaces. We work with emerging and established artists to transform environments and encourage dialogue about contemporary art and culture.
Past projects include: