Defense Mechanisms

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Defense Mechanisms
Curated by: Anthony Archibald J

150 First Avenue
(Entrance on 9th Street between First Ave. and Ave. A.)
New York, NY 10009
October 17th, 2009 - November 8th, 2009
Opening: October 17th, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

east village/lower east side
212 228 4249
Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm


PS122 Gallery is pleased to present Defense Mechanisms, curated by Anthony Archibald J, an exhibition that conveys the misunderstood, unattainable, and inadvertent situations created by daily misconceptions. This group of artists are self taught and uninhibited by constructs that deter experimentation with media, subject, and meaning.

Craig Norton believes art should be used as a means to bring about awareness and begin dialogue. His work is defined by its social call. For Defense Mechanisms, his work consists of a wall installation which is a physiological study on biological defense mechanisms within deceases and disabilities causing an catatonic stupor and scientific phenomena.

Ryan Bond, also known as rapper Madecipha, defines his style as “Para-horror Hip Hop.” Bond’s visual art makes use of creative taxidermy of birds, amphibians, and reptiles donated through local pet shops and the CBASS (Connecticut Bio-Art Studio Space) Wet Lab of Eco-artist.

iZi is a Conceptual Humanist who works with haunting sound installations. Masterfully mixed over a period of three years, these landscape of sounds are crafted into what the artist calls a "meditation", his installations are designs of time and sculpt reality. Each design has a unique function, yet shares a single purpose—to guide the listener toward enlightenment.

Pedro Martin DeClet is a Brooklyn born painter of love, hate, joy, fear, pain, happiness, sorrow, and everything in between—of life. For Defense Mechanisms, DeClet will exhibit sculpture based on knowledge, time and reality.

Robert Attanasio is a guerrilla conceptualist who will utilize the Hallway Space to create an installation of text and sound.

For further information please contact:

Susan Schreiber, Gallery Director at 212-228-4249 at

This exhibition has been made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, Painting Space 122, Inc., and the Friends of PS122 Gallery.

M15 bus to St. Marks Place
#6 subway to Astor Place