Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 30, 6pm
Exhibition on view: April 15 – May 28, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, a self-performing object theater produced by artist Hanne Tierney. Installed across the expanse of Knockdown Center’s Annex, a series of vignettes come to life as cloth figures, hula hoops, and satin configurations gesture, twirl, and sway, manipulated by a system of motors and robotic electronics, designed by engineer Oskar …

Christopher Hanrahan,
"Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.
Christopher Hanrahan, "Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.

Formal Complaint

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm

April 15 – May 28, 2017

Craft, scrap, and architectural minimalism coincide in Formal Complaint. Featuring work by Aria Dean, Female Background, Christopher Hanrahan, Mario Navarro, and Megan Pahmier, the exhibition returns handiwork to formalism, maintaining a sense of slackness. Metal armatures lean and bend precariously; a painting on unstretched canvas drags on the floor. Discarded materials and everyday objects come to conjure an upright but …


Stronger Together: Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances

Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2017

Exhibition Preview: Friday, May 12, 5:00 – 11:00pm (Ticketed)

Exhibition Hours: Saturday, May 13, 12:00 – 7:00pm (Free)

Stronger Together is an exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities, and includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming.   Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in …


Lourdes: Intended Trajectories

June 10 – July 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2017

For her solo exhibition at Knockdown Center, Lourdes has produced a new body of work formally and materially in dialogue with urban embodiment. Bringing together sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installation, Intended Trajectories reflects the artist’s ongoing engagement with her immediate surroundings, as well as her interest in the relationship between the body and the built environment. While navigating public …

Flight Over Wasteland

Flight Over Wasteland

April 12 – 16, 2017

Flight Over Wasteland is a project by visual artist Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura, and choreographer Davy Bisaro. This collaborative team reimagines T.S. Eliot’s modern epic poem The Waste Land in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, actions, sculptural objects, and sound. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land reflects the complexity, brokenness, and collaged nature of …

Todd Fink, "Withdrawing Room" (2017). Digital c-print, 36” x 36”.
Todd Fink, "Withdrawing Room" (2017). Digital c-print, 36” x 36”.


Opening reception: Saturday March 4, 6:00 – 9:00pm

March 4 – April 9, 2017

UNSEEN HAND is a group exhibition that brings together fifteen artists who employ various mediums and processes to question technology and expand upon its conventional definition. The artists exhibited assert their practice as an encounter with a technological event, whether by disrupting the technical order, poetizing methods of industrial production, or inciting sensuality by means of devices typically associated with disconnection. By …


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 …


Knockdown Center Presents: LAZY MOM at NADA Art Fair

March 2 – March 5, 2017


NADA New York March 2-5, 2017 Skylight Clarkson North 572 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 Booth #1.18 Knockdown Center is pleased to announce its participation in NADA Projects at NADA New York 2017. For its inaugural presentation at NADA New York, Knockdown Center has commissioned an installation by LAZY MOM, a collaboration between Josie Keefe and Phyllis Ma. LAZY …



Saturday, February 18, 2017
Doors at 4pm

INDEX, is an all-day festival of music, performance- and community engagement. Featuring the works of artists, activists- and academics alike, INDEX highlights innovative voices of Black-Latinx experience – a jubilant archive in conversation with Black History Month. INDEX invites guests to browse and activate a catalogue of readings, performance, installation, and discussion. For 12 hours, The Knockdown Center, a converted …