Tuesday, May 1st, 2012· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
CoWorker Projects is pleased to present works by Ursula Sommer on Tuesday, May 1st from 7pm to Midnight at Entwine (765 Washington Street, NY, NY). Sommer's work recontextualizes the mundane nature of objects generally regarded for their utilitarian functions. She isolates an object's aural and visual qualities thus unearthing unfamiliar details of its existence. Using this newly revealed information, Sommer gives voice to the aesthetic life of these primarily utilitarian objects. Sommerintentionally seeks out objects that are relics of a past steeped in tactile relationships with function such as; sprinklers, hand mixers and spurs, rather than today's digital tools whose smooth and automated processes are largely invisible.
Ursula Sommer received her BA in Art History from Colorado College and lives and works in Brooklyn. Past exhibitions include two collaborations with artist Rita Ackermann Insanticlaus, Nuit Blanche (New York, 2011-12) and Yeah, I Can Feel it. I Can Feel the Shift of Time, The New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City (New York, 2011-12). In 2013, Sommer will show Performer's Body (working title), a collaboration with Marta Jovanovic, at Location One (New, York).