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Fuse Works: Multiples and Editions
curated by Amanda Alic and Ethan Crenson
December 4 - January 3rd
Openi ng Reception Friday\, December 11th\, 7-9
Hours Fri-Sun 1-6 and by ap pt.



The Front Room Gallery is pleased to present Fus e Works: Multiples and Editions\, an exhibition of new work by both veteran Fuse Works artists and newly discovered talents.

Fuse Works gre w out of the Front Room&rsquo\;s multiples and editions program which began in early 2007. Dedicated to presenting artists who approach the editioned work as a field of artistic discourse and inquiry rather than simple mass m arketing\, Fuse Works has assembled an extensive catalog of multiples and e ditions representing a diverse group of artists and a wide range of approac hes. December&rsquo\;s exhibition will present all-new work by both veteran Fuse Works artists and newly discovered talents.

Fuse Works def ines the term 'multiple' to denote a work of art that is produced in quanti ty. An artist may have these works mass-produced\, but may also produce eac h piece him/herself so that there is some variation between examples. Usual ly a multiple is smaller and more affordable than unique artwork. An editio ned work\, on the other hand\, is produced so that there is no variation be tween examples (i.e. a photographic print\, lithograph\, etc.) Books\, obje cts\, photographs\, works on paper\, video\, audio and digital art are all included in this exhibition.

&ldquo\;Art is not money&rdquo\; Se an Landers wrote not long ago. Recent events involving credit default swaps and mortgage derivatives have begun to suggest that money is not money eit her. Artists have noticed\, and some of the artists in this exhibition have responded by making currency the subject of their artwork as well as the v ehicle for its exchange. Double A projects (Athena Robles and Anna Stein)\, for instance\, have produced One World Currency--a global currency created in conjunction with the first Global Free Store (2009). The bills can be p urchased from Fuse Works\, or can be obtained by exchanging goods or servic es with either the gallery or the artist. Lotte Lindner &\; Till Steinbr enner have produced a screen print resembling paper money in an edition of 1000. The first print in the edition is offered at $1\, the second at $2... the final bill in the edition $1000. In this it seems that the dispersal of the full edition resembles a simple but audacious ponzi scheme\, but one t hat bears a resemblance to the standard pricing of editions by print galler ies. John O. Smith has devised a similar scheme in the production of his bo ok project Currency Exchange. Smith began by binding one dollar bills into handsome hardbound books in an edition of ten. Proceeds of the sale of Vol. I were rolled over to create the edition of Vol. II which consists of boun d editions of two dollar bills. Vol. II will generate Vol. V and so on. The value of the project will continue to appreciate until all common denomina tions of US currency have been exchanged into artist book form. For this ex hibition Fuse Works will offer Volume II at no mark-up thus preserving the conceptual integrity of the Currency Exchange project. Other artists who en gage the almighty Dollar/Yen/Pound/Euro are Marshall Reese and Nora Ligoran o who have produced Dough-Yos\, a limited edition yo-yo.

Another subject explored by artists in this exhibition is the concept of time. Tho ugh time seems more intangible than money\, it has been mined and refined b y Chiara Camoni. Her piece &ldquo\;10 days&rdquo\; offers time for sale. Th e time in question has lain unclaimed for centuries: 10 days excised from t he Gregorian calendar by Pope Gregory XIII. With the help of a notary Camon i took possession of the 10 days and offers to bestow them on collectors. C eleste Fichter&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Time Stamp&rdquo\; is a simple reminder of our changing relationship to time and it&rsquo\;s measurement. Fichter has produced a rubber ink stamp reading &ldquo\;time&rdquo\; and instructs the collector to stamp it on the wrist--the former location of many a wrist wat ch\, since replaced by the ubiquitous cell phone. Andrew Eyman&rsquo\;s She ll Beach\, an installation and multiple\, reminds us that clocks and watche s merely represent an abstract concept. The multiple offered here is a wris twatch in which the face and works have been replaced with colorful sand--e voking the utopian paradise of the title. Dominick DiPietrantonio&rsquo\;s has made clocks that dance stunning patterns across their faces\, but they do not tell you the time.

Some of the artists in the exhibition create transactional artwork--work that requires the collector to interact with the artwork (or in some cases the artist) beyond simply purchasing it. James Leonard&rsquo\;s lenticular post card &ldquo\;Greetings from America &rdquo\; is one such case. Once purchased\, the card is sent to the collect or through regular post with a personal note from the artist. Chuck Jones o ffers a mash-up video of all of the Star Wars movies in packages of three. The purchaser is required to give 2 of the copies away to friends. Other pi eces in the show are wearable\, including work by Serge Onnen and Jan Oborn ik.

The exhibition also includes artists who have produced books (Luca Bertolo\, Robert Flynt\, Christian Brown)\, works on paper &\; ph otographs (Sara Sun\, Patricia Smith\, David Kramer\, Ross Racine\, Gregory Curry\, Heidi Cody\, Alison Unsworth)\, video (Matt Richards\, Stephanie K oseff) and objects (Rebecca Loyche\, Oscar Perez\, George Spencer\, John Ma rriott).



The Front Room Gallery is located at:
147 Roebling Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
718-782-2556

A printed Fuse Works catalog is available at the Front Room gallery ( www. frontroom.org) and all works will be available for purchase on the Fuse Wor ks web site ( www.fuse-works.com)

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