Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lawrimore Project + Ohge Ltd.



Ohge Ltd. celebrated its first opening last night with Nicholas Nyland's, "Nowhere, Nowhere, Nowhere." It's located in the same building as Lawrimore Project (Alex used to be LPs manager).


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Up the blue, blue stairs and you'll find two tiny rooms. Last night, they were filled with people and Nicholas' amazing art. I love all the color. Paper-mâché, ceramic pieces and paintings crowd the room with energy.
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You can read more about Ohge Ltd here and here.
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Lawrimore Project also had an opening last night called Stability. In the show, Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley deal with themes of space, volume, and intimacy.
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"The centerpiece of the exhibition is Stability., an architectural performance piece that will be occupied by the artists 24 hours a day for the first week of the show. In counterpoint to its name, Stability. is a piece in which balance is a matter of negotiation, and negotiation is the performance."
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Alex talking to Marjorie and Larry.

"Like a see-saw, this 25 x 5 foot structure is a shared living space balanced on a central pivot with the two artists living at either end. When occupied the two bodies will need to move in the space in relation to one another to keep the structure straight. Visually separated by a kitchen and bathroom in the center, the occupying bodies will sense each other through displacement of weight. Activities will naturally change (willingly or not) as the house and behaviors shift." via
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Jeffry Mitchell interacting with Our Weight Around Us, 2009

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