2011: THE FINISHERS

Guest Curated by ERIC GLEASON & ETHAN GREENBAUM

Location: Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills
July 16th – September 4th, 2011

1849: German immigrant William Zissner introduces shellac to America. 1913: Walter Gropius writes “The Development of Industrial Buildings” celebrating the grain elevator as a new standard for modernist architecture. 1967: Powder coating invented in Australia. 1972: Gordon Matta-Clark exhibits “Bronx Floors” at 122 Greene Street, New York, NY. 1991: Iris Graphics Model 3047 Digital Inkjet Printer is developed for the Marubini corporation of Japan. 2005: Architect Tony Zunino installs a facade of corrugated aluminum on the historic Maxon Mills grain elevator. 2006: Alexander McQueen’s Fall line features a life-size replica of supermodel Kate Moss in a hologram. 2011: John McCracken dies.

Artists:

Lisha Bai, Ivin Ballen, Deville Cohen, Joy Curtis, Mike Delucia, Catherine Garvey Macmahon, Lucy Kim, Leeza Meksin, Virginia Overton, Graham Parker, David Scanavino, Ben Schumacher, Wendy Tai, Elaine Cameron Wier, Sun You

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

Curators:

Eric Gleason was born in West Springfield, MA in 1982. While studying Political Science and Art History at Syracuse University, he worked at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY and completed his thesis on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates,” (1979-2005) in Central Park after working as a monitor on the installation. He has been employed by Marlborough Gallery since 2005 and as a Sales Director at Marlborough Chelsea since 2007. While at Marlborough he has worked extensively with artists Michael Anderson, Chakaia Booker, Steven Charles, Rashaad Newsome, Will Ryman, Hunt Slonem and Stephen Talasnik, coordinating exhibitions, establishing a critical mass and placing work in public and private collections around the world.

As a curator, Eric has organized solo exhibitions by Seung Jung (2009) and Sora Sim (2010) for The Brain Factory in Seoul, South Korea, as well as numerous thematic exhibitions including “natural renditions,” (co-curated with Diana Campbell), Marlborough Chelsea, 2010; “Run and Tell That! New Work from New York,” The SUArt Galleries at Syracuse University, 2011; “Powders, a Phial and a Paper Book,” (co-curated with Max Levai and Anastasia Rogers), Marlborough Chelsea, 2011; and “I’m Over Here Now,” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, January – February, 2012.

Ethan Greenbaum is a New York based artist. Recent projects include “Two Fold,” at The Suburban, Chicago and “Perfectly Damaged,” at Derek Eller, New York. A project for Socrates Sculpture Park is forthcoming. Ethan is also a co-founder and editor at “The Highlights,” an online arts journal.

The Finishers, 2011

The Finishers, 2011

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

The Finishers, 2011The Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-WinsbyThe Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-WinsbyThe Finishers, 2011 // Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby