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Fawn Krieger, Company

Art in General
79 Walker Street, 212-219-0473
Tribeca / Downtown
September 5, 2007 - May 31, 2008
Reception: Saturday, November 17, 4 - 7 PM
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Invited to reconsider Claes Oldenburg’s The Store (1961), a shop in downtown New York furnished with an array of consumer goods the artist fashioned out of everyday materials to reference food, clothing and other consumable goods, Fawn Krieger proposed COMPANY (2007).

Conceptually structured as a social and economic project, COMPANY is an installation and unfolding sculpture in Art in General’s storefront, street-level exhibition space that will operate as a store showcasing homemade renditions of recognizable items, with prices marked from two to two thousand dollars. Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to buy sculptural objects including ceramic Xanax; a foam mother tree sloth; a papier-mâché TV; a wooden computer; plaster enriched uranium; a concrete Baked Alaska; faux dinosaur eggs, ersatz glacier chunks, cardboard passports, knitted nervous systems, leather band-aids, and tin foil eye glasses.

COMPANY sells company through its companionship objects as well as through discussions about commerce, production, influence value, and exchange, as it establishes a forum with which the intimacy of desire and possession inhabits public space.
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