Coherence Cohesion: Let’s Keep It Together

Coherence Cohesion: Let’s Keep It Together

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Coworker Projects is pleased to present work by Gabriela Salazar, Siobhan Landry, and Ben Janse; they are, respectively, two visual artists and a writer. How people make sense of place is the question at the forefront of all of their work. Gabriela Salazar’s work in sculpture, drawing, installation, and video deals with our continually changing relationship to the constructed environment; with the made, the altered, and the found. Siobhan Landry’s videos are an attempt to point to the fissures between the seen and the narrated, creating a hypersensitivity to how we narrate objects into things. Ben Janse’s fiction approaches story in a way that is amorphous, often resulting in ambiguity. Ultimately, it’s the process of comprehension that is important, not the understanding itself. In summary, Coherence and Cohesion: Let’s Keep It Together is about the simplest things: moms, the act of planning, erasure. It’s about what something of yours means to somebody else.

Gabriela Salazar is an artist, writer, and curator living and working in Brooklyn and the Bronx, NY. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, a BA from Yale University in 2003, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2011. Her work has been included in group shows across the country, and, in conjunction with the DOT's UrbanArts Program and the Bronx River Art Center, her public sculpture, For Closure (Outdoors, the Bronx), is currently on view at West Farms Square Plaza, the Bronx, through mid-October 2012. She has also been in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, the MacDowell Colony, and, late this summer, Yaddo. For more information, please visit www.gabrielasalazar.com. Siobhan Landry is a Brooklyn based artist working primarily in video and photography. She received an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Connecticut-Storrs in 2011 and a BA in Art History and American Culture from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2004. She has recently been the recipient of a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and was an artist in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting in Sculpture in 2011. Most recently, she has shown her work at Cabinet in Brooklyn, NY and at Mobius in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ben Janse is a fiction writer from the very short to the very long. He is currently studying for his MFA at The New School. He likes to write about things that interest him, like lava, meteors, railbikes, people on far away hilltops, and infinity.