This Store Too
(with Marion Wilson)
digital video with installation, 22 minutes loop, 2004
When the New Museum of Contemporary Art purchased property to move in to the Lower Eastside of New York City in 2003, Marion Wilson was invited to be part of “Counter Culture” curated by Melanie Cohn; a public art exhibition meant to introduce the Museum to the neighborhood before it broke ground. Six artists in the exhibition were invited to select a neighboring institution or business to partner with in the creation of a new work. Marion chose to partner with the Bowery Mission – both a public soup kitchen and a shelter for men in rehabilitation. The men who lived in the Bowery building ran the public soup kitchen and cleaned and sustained the facilities. Referencing the Lower Eastside’s turn of the century immigrant and pushcart tradition and Claes Oldenburg’s 1960s project on the LES called The Store, Marion named the project This Store Too.
In 2004 for the New Museum exhibition, Marion created a mobile pushcart /street store. I created video documentation of the project which also showed on a loop as part of the exhibition .
2004 Onisaburo Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 Obsession, curated by Rhonda Lane Howard, Thread Space, Seattle, WA.
2004 -scopeMiami. Miami, Fl.