Mike Ballou, 2012
Studio10 presents The Holiday Show, an exhibition of work by Mike Ballou and Matt Freedman. At this, the darkest time of year, Studio10 has undergone a transformation to become a holiday grotto illuminated only by the silver half-light of stars on glittering treasure boxes. Creatures of questionable birth wander over the snow drifted floors and mysterious mumblings and squeaks come from all corners. Sharpen your senses. You tread on dreams.
Matt Freedman is a sculptor, performer, writer and curator. He has exhibited with Valentine Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, vertexlist, Flipside, Fivemyles, The SculptureCenter and Long Island University. Venues of performances include PS 1 MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn Academy of Music at Fivemyles, Galapagos Performance Space. He has taught at The University of Iowa, Parsons the New School for Design, The Pratt Institute, The Rhode Island School of Design. NEA Sculpture (1987, NYFA, Fiction (2000). Freedman has written for Art News, Review and Cabinet, among others. Mike Ballou is a visual artist who works in media including film, installation, performance and sculpture. In 1993, he inaugurated the Four Walls Slide and Film Club. He has exhibited at Valentine Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, the Kunsthalle (Vienna), among others.
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