Eyebeam is pleased to present Citty, a site-specific installation created by Ted Mineo and Adam Shecter for the Eyebeam window gallery. Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 29, from 6–8PM. The work will be on view from April 29 – May 22, 2010.
For the second in a series of exhibitions organized by Eyebeam alum Joe Winter, artists Ted Mineo and Adam Shecter present Citty, a collaborative sculpture and video installation created specifically for the Eyebeam window gallery. Inspired by pet store windows throughout New York City, Citty imagines an architecture of feline diversion, the urban planning of kitty cats. A series of video monitors is embedded in an elaborate landscape of upholstered towers, tunnels, posts, platforms, and rope. Animated video loops further articulate the structural details of the Citty and imagine the activities of its denizens.
This animated content complicates and reiterates the more sinister dimension of Citty's architecture, casting Citty as both a playground and prison for its fuzzy wards.
Citty is the second in a series of site-specific window gallery installations organized by Eyebeam alum Joe Winter.
TED MINEO is a Brooklyn-based artist and confectioner. His paintings, drawings and sculptures have been exhibited widely throughout New York and internationally, at venues like Deitch Projects, the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Deste Foundation in Athens, Greece. Family Nuts, the fruits of his confectionary labors, have proved a sensation in New York's culinary world, and have been met with a wild clamor and chattering teeth. Some of Ted's upcoming projects include a show at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris this summer and a two-person show at the Art Production Fund's APF LAB this fall with the artist Colleen Asper. You can learn more about Ted and the things he has made at www.tedmineo.com
ADAM SHECTER is a visual artist and educator living in New York City. Working primarily in 2D animation, his work is greatly influenced by mythology and mass cultural forms: from cinema to Saturday morning cartoons, comic books and music. He has had solo exhibitions of his work at Eleven Rivington Gallery (New York), Konstforeningen Aura (Lund), and Bielefelder Kunstverein (Bielefelder), among others. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006. He has maintained his online test-site, www.theworldofadam.com, since 2001.