Curtis Carman, Jessica Rosen, Petra Valentova, Julia Whitney Barnes
Curated by Nikki Schiro
I joined forces with artists Anna Lise Jensen and Jo Q. Nelson, and found myself part of Seasonal Coalition, which is essentially a group of artists aligned on our mutual interest in mixing up public, private and functional aspects of exhibition spaces. We operate autonomously, seasonally and independently produce a section for a shared post-exhibition catalog.
For SummerSpace, I was interested in making a group show that was abstractly about relationships, but was primarily about the work; a show that was visually comprehensible and did not need a two-page "curator manifesto" to understand. (I really have never liked, with few exceptions of course, being forced to read at visual events) I convinced two close friends to lend me the unused back portion of their Chelsea office loft, which I transformed into a space suitable to show work, bartering my own artwork in for construction and supplies.