Residency Unlimited


Exhibition | Sep 12 2010 6:00 PM

I Stole It, I Borrowed It, I Broke It:
4 Residency Unlimited Artists

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RU EXHIBITION: I Stole It, I Borrowed It, I Broke It


I Stole It, I Borrowed It, I Broke It: 4 Residency Unlimited Artists
With Anne Percoco, Edward Schexnayder, Kate Shaw and Eve K. Tremblay

An exhibition graciously hosted by the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery and curated by director/curator Natalia Mount.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 from 6 - 9:00 PM

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am - 6pm. Sundays - noon until 6 pm.

The relationship between artists' production and audience reception is largely framed by the hierarchy of the art world nexus. The linguistic message of this exhibition is loosely identified under the title "I Stole It, I Borrowed It, I Broke It." The title is arbitrary and it hints at the notion that the discourse created between artists and audience results from their participation in visual communication through the identification of concepts, objects, instances and desires.

While artists identify points of interest and desire in their work, they do not label the meanings that constitute the message. Meaning is often conveyed from the unconscious to the conscious by isolating and identifying signs that constitute messages. The context that the work is shown in, and the curatorial text which aims to interpret images and visual signs, are all factors that mediate the relationship between artists and audience.

This form of visual communication allows the viewer to isolate and identify the iconic, symbolic and indexical signs that forms the fluid reception and interpretation of the artwork. This process is only available to the viewer because the route to identification is reliant on the interstices that lie within our consciousness and subconsciousness. Throughout this process, the viewer activates a partially subconscious routine: to be in touch with the immediate presence of the work, while its signification is revealed to them via the interstice.

The works presented by artists in residency, Anne Percoco, Edward Schexnayder, Kate Shaw, and Eve K. Tremblay partake in this process. They are at once engaging, symbolic and resounding. Brought together under the thoughtful eye of the curator, they construct a reality and imaginative world that we are now invited to experience.

Residency Unlimited is a New York based non profit arts service organization dedicated to supporting artists and curators in residency locally and internationally.

** With thanks to following funders who make the residencies possible:

Eve K. Tremblay's residency is made possible with support from the Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts & Sciences, *Délégation générale du Québec à New YorkLe Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ).

Eve K. Tremblay would also like to acknowledge Richard J. Massey for lending the video "In & Out The Memory Palace," and Oscar Mendez & the gardeners of "Hope Gardens".

Kate Shaw's residency is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria (Australia).

We also extend our thanks to chashama for providing studio space to Anne Percoco and Edward Schexnayder.


Anne Percoco

Edward Schexnayder

Kate Shaw

Eve K. Tremblay