Brooklyn, NY, April 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Work Harder
Installations from Yellow Peril at LightSpace
Curated by Robert P. Stack
May 11 – May 13, 2013
Johnny Adimando | Kathryn Parker Almanas | Naomi Campbell
Ruth Dealy | Dana Dunham | Diana Joy | Jamey Morrill | Paul Myoda
Rodrigo Nava | Hao Ni | Allison Paschke | Masha Ryskin | Quintín Rivera Toro
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7PM – 11PM
Yellow Peril at LightSpace Studios
1115 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Hosted by Peter Davis, Editor in Chief, SCENE
Event Produced by So Chic RSVP
Special Performances by Malik So Chic / Hao Ni / Diana Joy
Music by DJ Liam McMullan
10% of Sales to Benefit charity:water
Saturday, May 11 – Monday, May 13, 1PM – 6PM
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present "Work Harder", a group exhibition curated by Robert P. Stack, featuring cutting edge contemporary artists with installations that will temporarily occupy LightSpace Studio’s massive 5,100 square foot cyclorama stages and 28 foot ceiling clearances in Brooklyn, New York, during the run of Frieze New York 2013 from May 11 – 13, 2013. Peter Davis, Editor in Chief, SCENE (sceneinny.com), is the Host for the opening reception produced by So Chic RSVP on Saturday, May 11, from 7PM – 11PM. A portion of all sales (10%) will benefit charity:water.
For some artists, the words "Work Harder" are a mantra of encouragement, pushing them to achieve their creative potential – 110% above and beyond what is expected. For others, "Work Harder" is nothing more than an admonishment from critics, peers or their inner demons for missing the mark completely. In short, discouraging words with the power to kill, crush or even destroy an already fragile ego.
“'Work Harder' is not about cynicism or questioning the work ethic of artists,” notes Yellow Peril Curator Robert P. Stack. “Each installation that will inhabit the same space is from artists whose body of work exemplifies strength, power and independence. It is this inherent inner-dialogue of pep talk versus admonishment that informs the core of the work exhibited,” he clarifies. "All of us are spurred on by the little men on each shoulder."
About Peter Davis
Peter Davis was born and raised in Manhattan. After majoring in painting at Bennington College, he worked at The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts. And after interning at Paper during high school and graduating from Bennington, he began a monthly column for Paper chronicling nightlife and fashion and the latest it kids as well as interviewing numerous celebrities from Gwen Stefani to Kelly Slater to Zooey Deschanel. Kim Hastreiter, Paper’s founder and Editor, really discovered Davis and since being nurtured by Hastreiter, Davis has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast and numerous other magazines and newspapers. He was the Features Director of The Daily Front Row and Editor at Large at Paper and VS Senior Editor. After nine months of being the Editor in Chief of Avenue, he left the magazine to start SCENE, a monthly New York based magazine owned by Jared Kushner, who also owns The New York Observer. For more info about SCENE, visit sceneinny.com.
About LightSpace Studios
LIghtSpace Studios is a new fully functional photo and film production facility with massive cyclorama stages and 28' ceiling clearances. In the three daylight studios, sunlight washes in through skylights and wrap around windows. An unobstructed expanse creates the most versatile environment for your creative workflow. Create flexible lighting setups with extensive equipment rentals, ceiling lighting grids, blackout capability and ample electricity. The studios have full drive-in access, hair and makeup suites, production offices, client lounges as well as a huge rooftop with panoramic views of manhattan. Let LightSpace studios simplify the means of making your creative vision a reality. For more info, visit www.lightspace.tv.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of your donation will fund clean water projects. Yellow Peril Gallery will donate 10% of all sales from "Work Harder" to charity:water. To make a donation online, visit the "Work Harder" charity:water campaign: my.charitywater.org/workharder.