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Excavation: Material/Memory/Artifact

Ed. Varie (East 7th Street)
208 East 7th Street
East Village / Lower East Side
March 3 - March 11, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6 - 9 PM
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Opening Reception Feb 18, 25 & March 3rd, 6-9pm

Ed Varie is pleased to present EXCAVATION: MATERIAL/MEMORY/ARTIFACT a group exhibition in 3-parts, featuring works by 30 artists of the Pratt Institute M.F.A. department with works ranging from photography and sculpture to performance.

Artist include: Felix Aarts, Leonidas Chalepas, Kyoungah Choi, I-Hsuen Chen, Alex Crawford, Cristina de Miguel, Deshawn Dumas, Jean Paul Gomez, Johanna Hamm, Jill Hochkiss, Meredith Hoffheins, Raul Hott, Levi Jackson, Julie Janicek, June Kim, Megan Liu Kincheloe, Tao Kulczycki, Kelly McCafferty, Nick Naber, Austin Nelson, Lucia Oceguera, Matthew Pisacano, Anthony Palocci, Patrick Rowe, Hiba Schahbaz, Judith Shimer, Anna Sorenson, Karla Stingerstein, Ian Swanson, Aderyn Wood.

Curated by Lindsay Aveilhe on behalf of Pratt Artists League.

Excavation examines the varied use and role of excavation in today’s art. The exhibition will be conceptualized in three categories, each one succinct. The first exhibition, Material, will include artists whose practice involves the physical excavation of their medium, the second, Memory, will include artists who seek to mine and uncover fragments of a personal or a collective memory, and the last installment, Artifact, includes artists whose work seeks to materialize, reconstruct, or systemize artifacts or the object(s) of investigation.


DeShawn Dumas, Jill Hotchkiss, Meredith Hoffheins, Julie Janicek, Megan Liu Kincheloe, Patrick Rowe, Ian Swanson, Aderyn Wood February 18 to February 23 2012 Opening Saturday February 18th, 6-9PM


Kyoungah Choi, I-Hsuen Chen, Alex Crawford, Johanna Hamm, Raul Hott, June Kim, Nick Naber, Austin Nelson, Hiba Schahbaz, Judith Shimer, Karla Stingerstein February 25 to March 1 2012 Opening Saturday February 25th, 6-9PM


Felix Aarts, Leonidas Chalepas, Cristina de Miguel, Jean Paul Gomez, Levi Jackson, Tao Kulczycki, Kelly McCafferty, Lucia Oceguera, Anthony Palocci, Matthew Pisacano, Anna Sorenson March 3 to March 11 2012 Opening Saturday March 3rd, 6-9PM

EXCAVATION: MATERIAL/MEMORY/ARTIFACT opens Feb. 18, 2012 and will be on view at Ed. Varie through March 11. Please refer to the gallery website, or contact the gallery at [email protected]
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