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Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Installation view of Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Press Release

Press Release

Bulletin Boards
curated by White Columns
July 20 - August 24, 2012
Opening: Thursday, July 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present its second exhibition, Bulletin Boards, which has been guest curated by White Columns, New York’s oldest alternative art space. In writing about the project, White Columns’ Director, Matthew Higgs has said:

“Ten years ago, when I was living in the Bay Area I started a project space on the San Francisco campus of the California College of the Arts – where I was working at the time as a curator at the school’s Wattis Institute gallery. The project space – called “The Bulletin Board” - consisted of a glazed, 6’ x 4’ aluminum bulletin board that was purchased from an office supply store. Artists including Trisha Donnelly, Monte Cazazza, Carter, and Jim Jocoy created new projects/displays for the SF ‘Bulletin Board.’ The project sought to gently subvert the typical function of a bulletin board, replacing the anticipated pertinent or useful information typically found in such places with something that approximated ‘art.’ When I became the Director of White Columns in late 2004 we started a second “Bulletin Board” project space in our lobby (a third satellite “Bulletin Board” was initiated later at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College). To date more than thirty projects have taken place in ‘The Bulletin Board’ at White Columns including those by Simon Evans, Josephine Meckseper, Matt Keegan, Douglas Blau, Malcolm Mooney, Tim Griffin, Cynthia Daignault, and Venus Over Manahattan’s Josh Shaddock, among many others.

Each ‘Bulletin Board’ functions as a discrete, autonomous space, literally ‘framing’ any material it contains, operating much in the way a museum vitrine might. For the exhibition at Venus Over Manhattan more than twenty artists and practitioners were invited to make new works or projects for individual 4’ x 3’ glazed bulletin boards, and an additional group of four people were invited to ‘curate’ a display in larger 6’ x 4’ boards.

The ‘Bulletin Boards' featured in the exhibition will include collections of photographs (found or otherwise), painted and collage works, sculptural interventions, text pieces, and a working fish tank amongst many other things.”


ABOUT WHITE COLUMNS

Founded in 1970 (and known until 1979 as "112 Greene Street") White Columns is the oldest of the first generation of alternative art spaces in New York. Over the past 42 years literally thousands of artists have benefitted from the early support of White Columns. Any proceeds from Bulletin Boards will directly help support White Columns’ future programs. For more information about its history and current activities visit: www.whitecolumns.org

For information about the exhibition, please contact info@venusovermanhattan.com

For press inquiries, please contact press@venusovermanhattan.com

Michel Abeles Margaret Lee Bitches

Michel Abeles / Margaret Lee
Bitches, 2012
oil on canvas, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Rita Ackermann Untitled

Rita Ackermann
Untitled, 2010-2012
enamel spray paint, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Vince Aletti Untitled

Vince Aletti
Untitled, 2012
found photographs, push pins, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Darren Bader Untitled

Darren Bader
Untitled, 2012
print, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Gavin Brown Untitled

Gavin Brown
Untitled, 2012
photographs, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Tom Burr Halston Make-Up Mirror

Tom Burr
Halston Make-Up Mirror, 2012
aluminum, photographs, steel push pins, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Antoine Catala Untitled

Antoine Catala
Untitled, 2012
photographs, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Mike Cloud Untitled

Mike Cloud
Untitled, 2012
acrylic on canvas, inkjet prints, push pins, bulletin board
52 x 48 in
132.1 x 121.9 cm
 

Brendan Dugan  Untitled

Brendan Dugan
Untitled, 2012
wood, assorted books, inkjet print, push pin, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Stewart Home Untitled

Stewart Home
Untitled, 2012
postcards, push pins, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Marc Hundley Untitled

Marc Hundley
Untitled, 2012
various prints, push pins, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Scott King Untitled

Scott King
A History of Music (Back to Black), 2012
album cover, screen print, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Judy Linn Gericault Dead Cat

Judy Linn
Gericault Dead Cat, 2012
ink jet prints, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Nate Lowman Untitled

Nate Lowman
Untitled, 2012
assorted ephemera, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Adam McEwen Untitled

Adam McEwen
Untitled, 2012
inkjet on sponge, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Bjarne Melgaard Portrait of Celia Birtwell (To Stig Saterbakken)

Bjarne Melgaard
Portrait of Celia Birtwell (To Stig Saterbakken), 2012
mixed media, bulletin board
various dimensions

Virginia Overton Untitled (Wall Piece)

Virigina Overton
Untitled (Wall Piece), 2012
sheetrock mud, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Marina Pinksy Untitled

Marina Pinsky
Untitled, 2012
mixed media, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Rvng Intl. Untitled

Rvng Intl.
Untitled, 2012
mixed media, bulletin board
various dimensions

Borna Sammak Not Yet Titled

Borna Sammak
Not Yet Titled, 2012
vinyl on bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Daniel Turner Untitled (7/11/12)

Daniel Turner
Untitled (7/11/12), 2012
bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

Michael Wilkinson Blackboard

Michael Wilkinson
Blackboard, 2012
lego, verdigris chalk, 10 in vinyl recoard, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

B. Wurtz Untitled

B. Wurtz
Untitled, 2012
canvas, socks, bulletin board
36 x 48 in
​​91.4 x 121.9 cm

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