Infiltrating the interior of the gallery at Regina Rex, Tracey Goodman disrupts the familiarity of the preexisting architecture through a number of incisive modifications to the space. Working with materials such as plaster, fabric, clementines, drywall and plumbing, this installation unfolds subtly into its environment and furtively walks the border between the decorative and the utilitarian. With a title borrowed from a short story of the same name by Lydia Davis, Cockroaches in Autumn similarly constructs a distinctive sense of place out of the relationship between obstinate and invasive components, rather than providing a concrete statement telling you exactly where you are.
Tracey Goodman was born in Warren, Ohio. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from New York University and her BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum. She has been included in the numerous group exhibitions: One and Three Quarters of an Inch at St. Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn; I stepped into the room at Tina Kim Gallery, NY; Two Way Miracle at Peres Projects, Berlin; Host at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis; and the Emerging Artists Show at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn.
Regina Rex is an artist-run exhibition space located on the border of Ridgewood, Queens and Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through an inclusive collaborative structure, Regina Rex aims to build an exhibition context that is rigorous, cogent and driven by our engagement and dialogue with other artists. There are currently thirteen participating curators at Regina Rex.
REGINA REX 17-17 Troutman St. #329 Queens, NY 11385 Hours: Sat-Sun, 12-6 www.reginarex.org
Directions to Regina Rex: L train to Jefferson, exit, walking along Wyckoff to Troutman. Walk up (north) on Troutman two blocks, passing St. Nicholas and Cypress, to a large brick building on the left. Regina Rex is in suite #329.