Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caution Kid

Here is another sneak peek at Noah Grussgott's upcoming exhibition here at Grey, Caution Kid:

Exhibition Opens April 9, 6p-9p
Followed by Blueprint, with DJs SunTzu Sound
jazz + soul + past + present + future

Caution Kid is a continuation of Noah Grussgott’s sculptural constructions as well as 2 dimensional works investigating the volatility of childhood and coded language. Grussgott has created a scenario that ponders how things are learned through experience; how information gathered by observation establishes our behavioral habits under societal conditions.

The installation aligns spectators on bleachers across from a symbolic wall as an implied spectacle; the stage is set to witness an inversion of iconography. This work is a notion on extremes, and is requesting the viewer to consider the repercussions of ignorance, seduction, fear and hate.

In this exhibition, familiar materials are purposefully chosen to direct our attention toward associations and interpretations. Band aides, caution tape, construction cement, bricks and foam core insulation are conspicuous indicators of safety and protection. Grussgott uses these materials to remind the viewer of his own potential for indifference. Caution Kid presents the viewer with an opportunity to identify with a shared symbolic history.

Noah Grussgott was born in Long Island, NY. He attended S.U.N.Y New Paltz where he double majored and received a B.F.A in Sculpture and a B.S in Art Education.

After graduation Noah worked as studio assistant to Robert Morris and taught art in the public school system. In 2004 Noah moved to New York City and began working for Studio In the School as an Artist in Resident, where he taught throughout the 5 Boroughs’ and received his first Permanent Public Commission through the Met-Life Artist Foundation.

Noah also worked as lead art handler at the Jack Shainman Gallery and studio assistant to Phil Frost. In 2006 Noah moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington’s M.F.A program in Sculpture and Public Art where he received the University of Washington Graduating with Excellency Award.

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