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Kirsten Mosher, Speed Limit

Cristinerose Gallery
508 West 26th Street, Suite 5A, 212-206-0297
October 23 - December 12, 2008
Reception: Thursday, October 23, 6 - 8 PM
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Cristinerose Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Speed Limit, new works by Kirsten Mosher.

The exhibition includes a series of photos documenting the re-appearance of Carmen, the part-car, part-human amalgamation (now embodied by Mosher); Carmen’s Blueprint, a wall drawing; and a floor installation titled Pull Over, Zero to Living Room, comprised of 16 carpet tiles painted with traffic patterns—a perfect and beautiful grid that leaves no room for circulation.

The show also includes Automotive Stories, an ongoing project in which Mosher publishes small ads containing her short stories in the auto section of different newspapers. Four of these will be on view at the gallery together with two of her drawings on vellum. Both cruel and naïve, Kirsten’s work is an insight into the urban sprawl. Using the style of cartoons to represent residential areas, traffic islands, parking lots, pavements, zebra crossings, and road signs, Mosher presents the partly chaotic partly over-regimented urban space with a fine sense of humor.

Kirsten Mosher’s work often documents the clash between two spaces: inside/outside, private/public, natural/artificial. Her work takes place in hybrid spaces: a highway crashes into a kitchen, a road hits the interior of a gallery, and a person wears a cardboard car to cross the street.

Mosher has an extensive background doing public art installations in different cities around the world such as New York, Vienna, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Malmo, Nice, and Munich among others. Her current practice is geared toward surveying the parameters that identify our experience as collective and individual.
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