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Beavers as Weavers, and Non-Believers (November 24 - December 23, 2010)

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This exhibition was dedicated to Julie Ault, AA Bronson, Lynne Cooke, Coco Fusco, Thelma Golden, Tim Griffin, Julie Mehretu, Lisa Phillips, Amy Sillman

Triple Candie completed its nine-year stay in Harlem with a “group” exhibition, consisting largely of objects previously exhibited or used in the gallery. The objects included:

A glass display case fitted out with dozens of broken champagne glasses from a 2004 benefit dinner, and two shattered vases that were purchased for and included in the 2008 exhibition “Almost Baroque." The glasses and vases were glued and reassembled into a new abstract tenuous configuration. [Note: This object was later included in an exhibition of the Matthew Higgs Society at the Elizabeth Foundation Gallery in January-February 2011. It was then destroyed.]

A wooden shelving unit that had served as Triple Candie’s store; the mirror-backed shelves now showcasing multiples by Payshay Fraysko and Single Room Occupancy – two fictional art-publishing companies whose work was presented in the 2010 exhibition “Costume Jewelry that Scratches the Skin”

The gallery’s home-made, white sculpture stands – used extensively over the past five years – which have been stacked to form two discrete “sculptural” objects and then partially repainted and adorned with fabric scraps used in several previous shows. In each case, a base made of stands holds up other, up-ended stands: the stands display themselves.

A sequence of wall-works made from wine and liquor boxes salvaged from a local store (Brand’s Wine & Liquor) that Triple Candie has frequented for the past four years.

Six silver scaffolding end-ladders from the 2006 exhibition “Cady Noland Approximately,” adorned with aluminum-foil turkey roasting pan multiples published by Payshay Fraysko.

A wall-mural from a previous show that has been subsequently altered.

The façade of the Matthew Higgs Society’s 148th Street reading room, decorated extensively with strips of tassel-laden fringe, four hand-painted pink ceramic bathroom tiles from Triple Candie’s now-closed store, and a ribbon-multiple from La Caja Verde, another fictional art-publishing company from "Costume Jewelry that Scratches the Skin."

Most of the exhibition will be destroyed when the show is de-installed.









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