Tuesday, May 15th, 2012· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
CoWorker Projects is pleased to present video works by Melissa Skluzacek. Skluzacek's work addresses landscape and our relationship to certain spaces. This relationship is mediated and delineated by our physical experience of a place and our desire to control and comprehend a specific environment. Intersections of artificial constructs and the assumed natural character of select landscapes serve as fodder for sculpture, installations and video.
Structures that are assembled as sculpture and integrated within an installation's environs represent various architectural archetypes. Distinctions of specificity are not important as these forms' presence evokes a broader dialogue and the objects become iconographic elements that place the work on a dividing line between the past and future. Skluzacek utilizes sound and light as material in an attempt to extrapolate experiences of the sublime. Often, a sense of fear and vulnerability is generated from the immense and grandiose character of open spaces or the desolate metropolis' that serve as the setting of Skluzacek's works. Melissa Skluzacek received her MFA/MA from SUNY Purchase College and lives and works in New York. Past exhibitions include BOS Film Festival, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2011), My House, Beta Spaces (Brooklyn, NY, 2010), Let Them Eat Cake, NY Studio Gallery (New York, NY, 2009), Delusions in Grandeur, Phillips de Pury (New York, NY, 2008), Feel the Earth Move, Arts Exchange Building Gallery (White Plains, NY, 2008), Place Setting, Supreme Trading (Brooklyn, NY, 2007) and First Look II, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY, 2007).