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House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center
9/6/2014- 9/28/2014


REGINA REX at the Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

Opening Reception:
Saturday September 6th, 3-6pm

James Cordas
Leeza Meksin
Jeff Williams

Taking on the notion that living quarters, work places, or exhibition venues such as the Knockdown Center could have their own agency and voice, James Cordas, Leeza Meksin and Jeff Williams work with the building to generate works specifically for this occasion. Jeff Williams’ undulating wall piece made from expanded metal flocked with nylon fibers spans a fifty foot wall, slipping from man-made material into the realm of natural phenomenon—a process that could be seen to mirror the building’s own arc over time. Leeza Meksin stretches sheer fabrics across an isolated section of the architecture, interrogating the structure by highlighting its mutability and permeability. James Cordas uses the wind power from an industrial strength fan found on site to generate work that accepts the unpredictable character of the light, sound and body of the cavernous space. Together, the works featured in House, What is Your Crime? speak to the possibility for placing authorship and active willpower in the hands of the building itself while in dialogue with its artists and inhabitants.

HOURS:
Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6PM, or by appointment email (info@reginarex.org) or call (347-460-7739)

DIRECTIONS:
The Knockdown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378. Its a 15-minute walk from the Jefferson stop on the L train, or you can take the B57 bus along Flushing Ave. and get out at 54th street.

For more info visit:
http://knockdowncenter.com/location

¹The title is borrowed from a line in the poem "House & Bernadette" by Bernadette Mayer from the book Scarlet Tanager. In this poem, the poet holds a conversation with her apartment. The poem begins with the question: “B: House are you anyone who could be doing anything at this moment? Are you a boy watching train tracks in the past standing in a big yellow field?”




Digital Outside
Leeza Meksin
Site-specific Installation, printed spandex,
thread, bungee cords, high visibility
fencing, zip ties, dumbbells, sandbags,
cinder blocks.
approx
20ft x 20ft


Electrostatic
Jeff Williams
2014
Expanded honeycomb steel and flocking fabric
444 x 72 x 6 inches


Analog Inside
Leeza Meksin
2014
Site-specific Installation, Printed pandex, thread, zip ties, dumbbells.
20ft x 12ft


Whipped by Me as the Sea is Whipped by Boats
James Cordas
Acrylic on plastic
70 x 120 x 2 inches


Gypsum Rose
Jeff Williams
2014
mineral formation, flocking fiber and copper sulfide on laminated pedestal
39 x 12 x 12 inches


Dirty Holes
Leeza Meksin
Spandex, dye, polymer, yarn, oil paint, enamel, acrylic paint, zip ties and bra cups on canvas.
24 x 18 inches


Holy Bush
Leeza Meksin
2012-2014
Spandex, oil paint, acrylic paint, dye, pillow and upholstery tacks on canvas.
24 x 20 inches


Child Star(Cicadas are Speaking in 5/4((The Stars Pockmark the Darknesses Face(Whipped by Me as the Sea is Whipped by Boats(An Idiot Fell Off a Balcony))))
James Cordas
2014
Acyrlic on linen, artist frame, 54w fluorescent light
33 x 49 x 3 inches
(a thieves work is still work)


My Body is a Hive of Foreign Bees(Wasps(They are Wasps(Tones Tail(An Idiot Fell Off a Balcony(Whipped by Me as the Sea is Whipped by Boats)))))
James Cordas
2014
Acyrlic on linen, artist frame, 54w fluorescent light(a thieves work is still work)
33 x 49 x 3 inches
(a thieves work is still work)


Singularity
James Cordas
2014
concrete, plastic, industrial fan
dv


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center


Installation view of House, What Is Your Crime? at the Knockdown Center