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Cornrow Rider, Coast to Coast

Union Gallery
359 Broadway, 646-613-0434
Tribeca / Downtown
January 8 - January 30, 2009
Reception: Thursday, January 8, 6 - 8 PM
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The Union Gallery is pleased to present a show of new works by Brooklyn-based artist collective Cornrow Rider. The exhibition will run from the 1st of January through the 30th. An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday January 8th from 6-9pm. The Union Gallery is located at 62 Walker Street, ground floor in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.

Cornrow Rider was established in late 2001 in San Francisco California under the name “Cornrow Rider”, since then all members have transplanted to Brooklyn NY, known for their intelligent rendering of the ironies we are constantly faced with, Rider constitutes a creative intervention into the structures of society humans are defined by.

The collectives latest show titled Coast to Coast will feature the new and strikingly bold six piece poster series as well as the transgender dance video titled, Just you and Me. Using billboard scale text and images, such as Mexicans, a 10’x11’ digital print Coast to Coast aims to directly confront the paradox of the current age illuminating the hypocrisies we are riddled with in the face of race, class, and sexuality. The apparently simple message presented by Coast to Coast teases out the increasing complexities of our time. While hegemonic powers continue to frame our decisions as black and white, Cornrow Rider challenges such dualities, by taking them to the logical extreme where the nightmare and the paradise coexist.

Members of Cornrow Rider have exhibited in museums and galleries such as, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA, The Rawls museum of art, Courtland VA, Artist Television Access, San Francisco CA, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco CA, USSA Fine Arts, Brooklyn NY, The Stanton Chapter New York, NY, Harper Street Cinema, London, UK, Sloten House Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Boulevard es Brezsny Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

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