Leverage

Sonja Engelhardt
Luke Stettner
Gustabo Velazquez
Claudia Weber

Curated by Jo-ey Tang

Opening Sunday, June 12th
3-7pm

A pair of scissors is one way.
A wheelbarrow another.
Also a human mandible.

the mind too….

exert a large force over a small distance at one end by exerting only a small force over a greater distance at the other.

influence the other side to move closer to the negotiating position.

pull away from each other with an equal and opposite force. the arms do not originate this force alone, but are assisted by tension in trunk musculature, through body weight and by momentum.

borrow money, buy fixed assets, use derivatives, multiply gains and losses.

identifying those observations which have a large effect on the outcome of fitting regression models.

attempting to block a kick, jumps off a teammate to attain a better position.

Volume and distance become leverage.

The Notary Public = 192” long x 135” wide = 180 square feet
Workspace = 216” long x 120” wide = 180 square feet

But maybe only a mental projection of where we are and will be standing.

We leverage our ways.
We have to.

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Four New York-based artists will create distinct works for The Notary Public, New York and Workspace:

Sonja Engelhardt – * 1975 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Luke Stettner’s first solo exhibition, The Fold, opened at Stene Projects in Stockholm, Sweden, and his solo project for the Present/Future prize opened in Torino, Italy, both in 2010. He will have his first solo exhibition in New York in September 2011 at Kate Werble Gallery. Luke is an editor of thehighlights.org, an online arts journal dedicated to artists writings and web-based projects.

Gustabo Velazquez was born in Upland, California in 1971. He received his MFA from New York University in 2010.

Claudia Weber was born in Germany where she received her MFA from the University of Fine and Applied Arts in Offenbach. She has had solo exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna, as well as at Momenta Art and currently at WaveHill in New York. In September she will be featured in a solo exhibition at Vox Populi, Philadelphia. Her work has been included in recent group shows at White Columns, New York; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York; Croxhapox, Ghent, and the Contemporary Art Center, Bretigny, France.

Curator:
Jo-ey Tang founded curatorial project The Notary Public in 2010, and is picture editor of n+1. He received his MFA from New York University Steinhardt School and an Edward F. Albee Foundation fellowship, both in 2011, and was included in the 2010 UCLA New Wight Biennial. His upcoming solo exhibition is in September 2011 at Exile, Berlin.

Image: Sonja Engelhardt, Untitled, Pencil on Paper, 2010

Images from Leverage NY: Here

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