Settling the Ghost
Presented by Young Space at Standard Projects
Curated by Kate Mothes
(This show has passed.)
Dates: July 14 – August 6, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6-9pm
Standard Projects, 111 S. Nash Street, Hortonville, WI 54944
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Settling the Ghost is an exhibition addressing the horizons, limitations, and temporality of the virtual realm. By underlining the capacity of the Internet to function as a vehicle for connecting dispersed communities in terms of both art and geography, this project aims to utilize the global reach of the Internet in order to collapse it into an unexpected place – a rural village in Northeast Wisconsin. As an autonomous, artist-led initiative, this exhibition presents an alternative to institutional or commercial modes of display.
While Young Space is primarily an online platform, art remains a personal and cultural expression that cannot be fully appreciated online; this exhibition conveys the aesthetic of Young Space to a physical space: Standard Projects. While the exhibition is mounted in the “real world,” it will also be shared online in the form of an online gallery, further questioning and blurring the role of the Internet and geography in contemporary art.
Young Space issued a call for art in Spring 2017, which attracted 136 submissions from 9 countries and across the United States, and from students and graduates of distinguished MFA programs such as Cranbrook Academy of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Pratt Institute, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The Slade College of Art, and many more.
(Click artists’ names to go to their websites.)
Casey Bolding, Ronan Bowes, Amelia Briggs, Reed Burdge, Lydia Enriquez, Joshua Evan, Scott Everingham, Alexander Harding, Delphine Hennelly, Will Hutnick, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, Brianna Kromrey, Tahnee Lonsdale, Kassandra Mattia, Scott McCracken, Grant Newman, Isabelle O’Donnell, Laurence Pilon, Haley Prochnow, Allison Reimus, Emil Robinson, Samantha Robinson, Katie Darby Slater, Jonathan Small, Rebecca Spangenthal, and Jason Wright
Free and open to the public. Opening reception is Friday, July 14. A closing event is to be announced for August 6. Otherwise open by appointment. Contact: Kate Mothes at email@example.com or +1.920.815.5136.
About Young Space and Kate Mothes
Young Space is an online platform founded by Kate Mothes in April 2014 while she was pursuing a Masters at the University of Edinburgh-Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Young Space emphasizes early-career and emerging artists. Kate is currently based in Northeast Wisconsin, and has curated and collaborated both nationally and internationally. More here and katemothes.com.
About Standard Projects
Standard Projects began in early 2014 when owner, artist Claire Abitz, returned home to Wisconsin after living in Brooklyn, NY, and purchased the former Hortonville police station. She has since renovated it into a live-work space featuring studios, a wood shop, a recording studio and music venue, and an artist residency – continuously a work in progress. More at stndrdprjcts.com.