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Holly Crawford

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Holly Crawford
547 W. 27th St
6th Floor, # 610
New York, NY 10001
Venue Type: Alternative Space


AC[Unlimited] Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY, Holly CrawfordHolly Crawford,
AC[Unlimited] Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY,
2006, mixed, limo
© Holly Crawford
AC[Direct]UNEARTHED, Call for ParticipationCall for Participation, AC[Direct]UNEARTHED,
2008, mixed
© Holly Crawford
Under Voices  / Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel, China BlueChina Blue,
Under Voices / Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel,
Nov 1 CD release party
© China Blue
Artistic Bedfellows, Holly Crawford, ed.Holly Crawford, ed., Artistic Bedfellows,
2008, BOOK
The Bone: A Process Poem, Holly CrawfordHolly Crawford, The Bone: A Process Poem,
Oct 30-Nov 29, 2008
Subway Synesthesia, Kenji KojimaKenji Kojima, Subway Synesthesia,
Nov 6-Dec 13, 2008, mixed-media, photography
Aqua Alta, China BlueChina Blue, Aqua Alta,
Extended to Nov 1, 2008
“What Is It that Wakes the Sleeper?”, Michael GreathouseMichael Greathouse,
“What Is It that Wakes the Sleeper?”,
2008, Video
“SCRAM/BLEDS”, Richard KostelanetzRichard Kostelanetz, “SCRAM/BLEDS”,
2008, visual poetry, installation
“341 West 24th St., New York”, Laura F. GibelliniLaura F. Gibellini,
“341 West 24th St., New York”,
2008, installation, photograohy
Amor Infiniti, Elizabeth GowerElizabeth Gower, Amor Infiniti,
2009, mixed-media
The Importance of Good Conduct, Hong-Kai WangHong-Kai Wang, The Importance of Good Conduct,
2007, sound art, video
Northern Light , John R. NeesonJohn R. Neeson, Northern Light ,
2009, mixed-media
Fugitive Light, John R. NeesonJohn R. Neeson, Fugitive Light,
2009, mixed-media
CapaCity Project, Jeff BeckerJeff Becker, CapaCity Project,
2009, Site-specific Installation, 22' 4" x 5' x 9'
© 2009 Jeff Becker
Santalope, Andrew ErdosAndrew Erdos, Santalope, 2009, mixed-media
The Residue Series: Everyday Accumulation, Ann TorkeAnn Torke,
The Residue Series: Everyday Accumulation,
2009, mixed-media
Domestic, Group ShowGroup Show, Domestic, 2009, video
Myriad: The Ten Thousand Things, Bryan WhitneyBryan Whitney, Myriad: The Ten Thousand Things,
2009, photography
Study on Human Form and Humanity #01 , Lemeh42Lemeh42, Study on Human Form and Humanity #01 ,
2009, video
Suicide Notes, Stephen Paul Day and Sibylle PerettiStephen Paul Day and Sibylle Peretti,
Suicide Notes, 2009, mixed-media
5IVE SEQUENCES, Nico VassilakisNico Vassilakis, 5IVE SEQUENCES,
2009, visual poetry, installation
, Holly CrawfordHolly Crawford
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Holly Crawford, Director
performance, experimental, international, contemporary
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Opening Event: February 4 6-8

Orphans Offered Up is a participation installation evolving in a space that was formerly an art gallery that is now empty.  The space is located at 547 W.  27th St. in Chelsea on the 5th floor.

The Orphans that I’m offering up are a series of conceptual paintings that are very small. They are intimate.  They are fragments that appear to be abstractions. They are offered up in several different ways.

Offer  is defined as: an act of worship or devotion: sacrifice; to present for acceptance or rejection; to propose or suggest; to try or begin to resist; to threaten; to make available; to present in performance or exhibition; to propose as payment; to make an attempt; to present itself; to make a proposal.

What will you offer me? Not all offers will be accepted.  Suggestions:  stocks, bonds, a house, another painting, a manuscript, or something else?  Something much less tangible?   What are you willing to sacrifice?  If you insist on money, then the price will be determined by random.  A number between one and five hundred will be generated randomly by RANDOM.ORG, Trinity College.  They provide a “random number service that generates randomness via atmospheric noise.”  Numbers will stamped on a poker chip and placed in a black velvet bag that will be hung from the ceiling. Pick one, that’s your price. Use it. Trade it. Sell it. Keep it as a souvenir.

The inspirational sources for the paintings are the invisible engraving marks found in old postage stamps that belonged to my late father.  These painting were first started in 2002. They are not studies. They are not miniatures. They are finished paintings. I have completed more than fifty.

What do you do with your art?  What’s your relationship to art?  Do you hang it on the wall or put it in storage?  Relationships with art: Baldessari burnt them; Van Gogh shoved them under Theo’s bed.


Ask people to suggest a name by writing it on a post-it note and then place that post-it around the painting.  The images and suggested names will be documented along with what I was offered. Names maybe also submitted by email. Peter Selz has already done just that.

I would like to thank the Pinetree Group for the offer of the space for this project.

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