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The Gowanus Studio Presents In collaboration with Old School and Spring/Break Art Show In conjunction with the Armory Show 2013 March 7th - 10th 2013 Opening March 5th 6pm-9p ...

The Gowanus Studio Presents
In collaboration with Old School and Spring/Break Art Show
In conjunction with the Armory Show 2013
March 7th – 10th 2013
Opening March 5th 6pm-9pm (rsvp to RSVP@SpringBreakArtShow.com)

Exercise Class

The impetus for this curatorial structure is a 1988 experiment in embodied cognition which proposed that language can be “grounded” in physical states of the body. The test by Fritz Strack, Leonard L. Martin and Sabine Stepper had subjects hold pencils or pens in their teeth while reading humorous statements. Subjects rated their responses to the statements as compared with readings with mouths pencil-free. Findings were that statements got rated more humorous on average with the pencil activating subjects’ smile muscles.

Thirteen artists have performed a similar test on themselves, but instead of testing language comprehension necessarily, they choose actions on which to perform such an experiment. The show will be installed holistically, using placement and the relationship between objects to demonstrate the forensics of how each piece was made. Objects will be organized to prioritize spacial relationships in a room and to acknowledge the nature of the school house space.

Participating artists include those who have assisted, organized or worked in some crucial way at The Gowanus Studio Space, a cooperative arts organization in Brooklyn.

Angela Conant
Grayson Cox
Jennifer Dayton
Beka Goedde
Dylan Gauthier
Alix Lambert
Michelle Levy
Merkx & Gwynne
Rachel Ostrow
Krista Peters
Francesco Simeti
Kendra Sullivan and Doron Sadja
John Whitlock



Join us for the VIP Preview Opening of SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6pm – 10pm

RSVP EssentialRSVP@SpringBreakArtShow.com

Admission is $5 at the door (without VIP Card).

You may present your VIP CardCollector Card or VOLTA NY VIP Card for entry.
VIP Card Holders: There is a suggested donation of $5, which will be donated to future programming at Old School.


Gabriela Alva, Marco Antonini, Marc Azoulay, Ted Barrow, Elizabeth Clark, Angela Conant, Kyle DeWoody, Aaron Levi Garvey, Andrew Gori, Ambre Kelly, Natalie Kovacs, Simon Lee, Patrick Meagher, Adam Mignanelli, John Morrow, Aurora Pellizzi, Natalia Porter, Amanda Schmitt, Cecelia Stucker, Maureen Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Helen Toomer, Tom Weinrich.

Lita Albuquerque, Yorgo Alexopoulos, Aaron Anderson, Jeremy Blake, Z Behl, Sarah Bereza, Mary Blakemore, BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND, Zain Burgess, Eric Carlson, Etienne Chambaud, Jennifer Chan, Marco A. Castro, Marcos Castro, Julia Chiang, Andreis Costa, Grayson Cox, Meredith Cunningham, Jennifer Dayton, Myla Dalbesio, Peter Dudek, Fall On Your Sword, David Alexander Flinn, Ted Gahl, Rachel Garrard, Dylan Gauthier, Beka Goedde, Noah Gershman, Melissa Godoy-Nieto, Anthony Graves, Michael Joaquin Grey, Nathan Gwynne, Matthew Hassell, Kerry Hassler, Sarah Hindsgaul, Howard Raimund Hurst, Adam Ianniello, Joe Jagos, Rachel de Joode, JR, Ambre Kelly, Cheon pyo Lee, Antoine Lefebvre, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Michelle Levy, Annabel Linquist, Lumarca, Avery McCarthy, Mollie McKinley, Patrick Meagher, Andrea Merkx, Matt Mignanelli, Lobel Modern, Jane Moseley, Rachel Ostrow, Grear Paterson, Aurora Pellizzi, Carla Herrera-Prats, Luigi Presicce, Printed Matter, Garrett Pruter, Ed Purver, Brian Randolph, Rachel Rossin, Jack + Leigh Ruby, Francesco Simeti, Tom Smith, Kendra Sullivan and Doron Sadja, Russell Tyler, Grace Villamil, Chuck Webster, John Whitlock and Jamie Zigelbaum.