Monday, June 24, 2013

Work @ Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery opens Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Organized in collaboration with Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Katherine Bernhardt
Sarah Crowner
TM Davy
Michelle Grabner
Joanne Greenbaum
Keltie Ferris
David Kennedy-Cutler
Michael Mahalchick
Eddie Martinez
Yuri Masnyj
Sam Moyer
Ian Pedigo
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Kate Shepherd
B. Wurtz

Work is a show constructed to engage issues of labor, value and authorship in the commercial art market.

Here’s the process:

Over two work days immediately prior to the show’s opening, the 16 artists will collaboratively make a single composition, each determining a single mark or intervention on a standard 16 x 20 inch canvas.

Day one will consist of the design and development of this painting, involving a collaborative effort to determine the best “product” for the art workers to manufacture.
Day two will be production day, in which the chosen composition will be “mass-produced” in an assembly-line fashion, with each artist working at a station of their own design.
Sticking to an 8-hour work day (with breaks), the labor involved in studio production will become an integrally balancing factor in the commodification of the final artwork.  The notion of the individual’s studio production will be toyed with, amplified, and diluted as there will inevitably be too many cooks in the kitchen.

The resulting paintings, manufactured like an artist-run factory, will be hung together in the gallery for the duration of the show.
For more information or exhibition images please contact Sam Wilson at


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