Anouk Kruithof, "Sweat Stress (Screenshot/Back/Moiré-Effect)" (2013). Ultrachrome print with diasec. 11.8” x 15.75”
Anouk Kruithof, "Sweat Stress (Screenshot/Back/Moiré-Effect)" (2013). Ultrachrome print with diasec. 11.8” x 15.75”

You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously.

Opening reception January 13,  6-9pm

January 13 – February 26, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., an exhibition that features David Court, Erin Diebboll, David Horvitz, Anouk Kruithof, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Steven Zultanski. Full press release here. You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously. Given that the average person, in a lifetime, sheds about …

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Sarah Heinemann: Skagit

Sunday, November 20, 2016 – Sunday, March 12, 2017

Opening reception: Sunday, November 20, 6 – 8pm Knockdown Center is pleased to present Skagit, a mural by artist Sarah Heinemann, and the inaugural work in a series of long-term commissions of wall-based artworks in Knockdown Center’s East Corridor. Heinemann’s paintings are a meditation on the intuitive connections between nature, color, and space. Conceived as a response to time spent traveling …

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NASTY WOMEN Exhibition

Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7-10pm Accompanying Programs: Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2017 Knockdown Center is pleased to announce NASTY WOMEN, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights. NASTY WOMEN aims to act as a …

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Read My Lips

Opening reception Nov 5, 7 – 9pm
Oct 28 – Dec 18

Read My Lips brings together recent paintings and sculpture made by Loren Britton and video and prints by Kerry Downey. Although working in different media, both artists tangle with representing marginalized bodies, problems of language, and the complexity of subject formation in a binary world. Downey’s textured monotypes, many of which are embossed or use chine-collé, hang alongside Britton’s anthropomorphic …

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Sabine Meier: Portrait of a Man

October 28 – December 18

A new exhibition by French-Swiss photographer Sabine Meier, Portrait of a Man is a project 5 years in the making that constitutes a portrait of Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, the protagonist of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. A labyrinth of free standing walls with 37 direct-to-surface photographic prints seeks to capture the inner workings of a man who, in Meier’s own words, “[his] mental …

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Eyes Have Brightened: Christopher Duffy + Eaters

Sunday, December 11th – Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Opening: Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 8pm*

*This exhibition opens on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 8 PM, in conjunction with Knock! Knock! Down! Down! Parquet Courts’ KdC takeover. ‘Eyes Have Brightened’ is a new sound/light installation by Eaters at Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Building on the visual and sonic vocabulary of their unique live music performances, the show features sound and light sculptures and immersive …

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Cold Open Verse

Closing screening, Sep 18, 8pm
Sep 8 – 18
2016

Poet Transmit and Blonde Art Books present an exhibition with a dynamic program consisting of theatrical trailers, self-produced commercials and live broadcast performances with a focus on art and poetry publications. Cold Open Verse examines the construct of the ‘trailer’, reconfigured by artists, poets, and publishers interested in an expanded form of communicating their work. The exhibition presents the works …

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Second Sun (Ruin Series)

Opening Aug 13, 5 – 8pm
Aug 13 – Sep 9
(closes Friday)

The Knockdown Center is pleased to present Second Sun, a solo exhibition of new works from New York-based artist Gregory Kalliche. In the exhibition, works take their origin from a critical interest in how the sun has been synthesized and put into practical use. Throughout the exhibition, Kalliche treats this synthesis as subject matter, as well as raw material, tool, …

Nona Faustine, Even The Comfort Of A Stone Would Be A Gain (2013)
Nona Faustine, Even The Comfort Of A Stone Would Be A Gain (2013)

MAMI

Opening Aug 6, 7pm – 12am

Aug 6 – Sep 2
2016

MAMI is an exhibition as offering to Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities that originates from West and Central African matriarchal spiritual systems. Most commonly portrayed as part-woman/part-aquatic creature, Mami Wata is called upon by those pursuing wealth, wisdom, emotional guidance, and sexual liberation. However, contrary to monolithic representations, Mami Wata is the embodiment of hybridity. Informed by Mami Wata’s mystifying …

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soap, coffee, hair extensions, chewed nicorette gum, Forever 21 jeans
28 x 36 x 1 in.
"cafe con leche con pants" soap, coffee, hair extensions, chewed nicorette gum, Forever 21 jeans 28 x 36 x 1 in.

So Much Dirt But Not Enough Soil (Ruin Series)

Jul 9 – Aug 7
opening reception: Jul 9, 6-9pm
2016

New York based artists Loney Abrams and Johnny Stanish have taken interest in the relationships between an object’s outward appearance, and the object’s intrinsic material makeup — its ingredients list, its nutritional value, its metadata — and the potential for this material to embody FDA politics. So Much Dirt But Not Enough Soil utilizes materials like Miracle Grow, live active …