Multiple Singularities

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Rose Towell, 2011 Collagraph Print
Multiple Singularities

4-6 Grand St.
New York, New York 10013
May 7th, 2013 - June 8th, 2013
Opening: May 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(646) 329-6341
Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, Special Events
design, mixed-media, sculpture


Beth Campbell

Not at Home

Curated by Sarah Murkett

May 7 – June 8, 2013

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 7, 6 - 9pm


VIP brunch: Sunday, May 12, 10am - 12pm 

Beth Campbell is known for both her text based drawings, My Potential Future Based on Present Circumstances, and room-filling installations that play with perception by reflecting the simulacra of our mundane everyday environments without the use of a single mirror. This exhibition in the gallery at Hotel Particulier focuses on recent works by Campbell that serve as the antidote to our mass-produced lives. Lamps, sinks and towels – the stuff of modern domestication – that often fade into the background, reduced to their functionality, here take center stage.

Part of an ongoing series, Campbell’s Lamps have a sense of humor and humility in their compromised states. They are not so much defective as perfect in their deformity. Each is immaculately executed with bespoke lampshades custom tailored to fit the position of its matching base. These hand-made works of art are not so much the nomadic objects of most free-standing sculpture, but are rather ready to turn on and light up any room of your house.

While on the Arts/Industry Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in 2010 Campbell worked in the factory and manipulated the castings for a standard bathroom sink so that the ceramic basin slumps and heaves in anything but a neat circle around the drain. Even just these slight alterations to the basic form of the sink create a sense of spatial-temporal displacement so that they seem to quiver under the influence of something like a hang-over. Each Sink is unique and plumbable for use.

In 2011 she was invited to work with the print department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Feeding off of her experimentation with ceramics at Kohler and playing off the tradition of a collagraph, Campbell devised a new way to make a printing plate. Instead of depicting its likeness, she filled a towel with gel medium, shaped it like you would a wet sweater and then let it dry. She used the hardened towel itself as the plate, working with the master printer to push the ink into every stitch and terry loop. The result is a series of prints where the image looks so uncannily real you feel like you could reach right out and touch it.

Beth Campbell, (American, born in Illinois in 1971), received her MFA from Ohio University. In 2007, Campbell exhibited Following Room, a solo project at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has also held solo exhibitions at Manifesta 7; the Public Art Fund; White Columns; the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY; and Country Club, Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, a residency at Kohler Arts Center in 2010, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 2009. Her work has additionally been shown at MoMA PS1, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Artists Space. Past works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Campbell currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Trong G. Nguyen

Throne, 2012 - 2013

Released on May 21, 2013 – with a preview on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 - 9pm

Published by Hotel Particulier.

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21, 6 - 9pm

Hotel Particulier invited Trong Gia Nguyen to encompass the idea of chairs, and early adopters and advocates of a new venture. Nguyen’s project Throne created a matrix with the 64 standard metal folding chairs of Hotel Particulier, by adorning each with a distinctly located patch of 24K gold leaf. Conceptually and literally, the 64 puzzled segments of gold form a single, entire golden chair, which can only be fully realized in the mind’s eye of the beholder.

Trong Gia Nguyen is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work is invested in examining and shaking structures of power as they relate to the dynamics of culture, politics, and economy. He has produced everything from iPhone applications (Metaphysical GPS) to installation, film, painting, sculpture, performances, and web-based actions. Nguyen has exhibited extensively with works in public and private collections.

Coolife Studio


Released on May 21, 2013

Published by Hotel Particulier.

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 21, 6 - 9pm

Hotel Particulier invited creative duo Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré of Coolife studio to create a visual, reflecting beginnings for the first series of an edition of notepads - entitled Eclosion. Inspired by the ones found in Hotels, collected and cherished by creatives and writers, the notepad series at Hotel Particulier are published in collaboration with particular individuals highlighting their traits and works."

Carole Beaupré and Pauline Rochas are the still life photography duo behind Coolife. Both FIT alumni, they have worked exclusively with digital cameras and technology since the beginning of their collaboration in 2000. Every image they produce displays precision and purity. Recent clients have included Shiseido, Smirnoff Vodka, Elizabeth Arden, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Koral Jeans Los Angeles, Grey Goose Vodka, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Moët & Chandon, David Yurman, Origins, Casa Dragones, by Kilian, T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

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