Carriage Trade

  • David Watson performs Parade


    Tuesday February 25, 2014
    Doors open at 7, Performance at 8pm
    $5 at the door
    David Watson has been a participant, observer and fan of New York City street parades. As an experimental musician he is drawn to the combinations of organization and disorder, sound and noise. This has led to him to making original pieces for three pipe bands in Hobart, Australia; a game piece in an empty storage facility in Los Angeles; and a "sonic progress" by a brass band through the city of Wellington, New Zealand. "Parade" is the original video iteration of these works and includes (...)

  • Social Photography III

    An Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs

    December 12, 2013 - January 18, 2014
    Catolog Reception:
    Friday, January 10, 6-9 p.m.
    Social Photography III is the third installment of a carriage trade benefit exhibition focusing on the relatively new medium of cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme beyond how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit images from their phones and email them to carriage trade. The images will be printed on 5” x 7” paper and installed in a grid in the gallery. As cell phone cameras become more ubiquitous, their function (...)

  • Enxuto & Love
    Anonymous Paintings

    October 10 - November 24, 2013
    Opens October 10, 6-8 pm
    Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 pm
    Recovered from the depths of the online art platform known as Google Art Project, João Enxuto and Erica Love’s Anonymous Paintings betray the ambiguities inherent in the experience of visual art in the age of digital culture. Deliberately selecting the censored cast-offs that are blurred due to copyright restrictions, their project emphasizes the condition of the art object today as one of contingency, while revealing Google Art Project’s elevation of mass culture as an expansion of corporate (...)

  • The Pathos of Things

    March 9 - May 19, 2013
    Catalog reception May 9, 6-8 pm
    David Baskin
    Jennifer Bolande
    Antoine Catala
    Katarina Elven
    Fischli and Weiss
    João Enxuto and Erica Love
    Virginia Overton
    Lewis Stein
    Shop for a product. Buy the product. Touch the product’s screen. When things do mostly what we wish, they become invisible. When they frustrate our expectations, they’re dispensed with. In a world of objects that exist to service our needs, when something fails to function, (mechanically, aesthetically, indefinitely) it runs the risk of exposing our dependence on it, its failure a potential rupture in the seamless flow of our psychological mastery over the things around us. At least since (...)

  • carriage trade benefit

    carriage trade’s 2012 benefit exhibition to raise funds for its upcoming programming will open on December 18 at 62 Walker Street. Artwork can be previewed Thurs.- Sat. from 2-6 pm, January 10-26. The benefit raffle will take place on January 29, 2013. The number of tickets sold will equal the number of donated artworks. On the night of the raffle, ticket holders are entitled to choose an artwork once their numbers have been randomly drawn. The artworks will be presented anonymously, with (...)

  • Family Portrait

    October 19 - December 9, 2012
    Open Thursday - Sunday, 1 - 6 PM
    Art Club 2000
    Olaf Breuning
    Louise Bourgeois
    Dan Graham
    Carol Irving
    Mathias Kessler
    Dorothea Lange
    Servane Mary
    Claes Oldenburg
    Hans Op de Beeck
    As the subject of An American Family, one of television’s first reality shows, the Loud family exemplified the "Margaret Mead effect" of the mediation of experience, where representation begins to influence behavior. Followed everywhere by cameras for seven months, emotional cracks and fissures developed from the constant surveillance, which peaked when Pat Loud asked her husband for a divorce on TV. Serving as a vehicle to represent and reproduce the values of society, the family is central (...)

  • Archival Portraits

    June 29 - July 29, 2012
    Traditionally highlighting the unique personality of a subject, the genre of portraiture is at odds with the increasingly disparate quality of our current experience of the self. The popularity of social media and instant communication has meant much more frequent interaction between individuals, which favors brevity and is often disconnected from place. Now being available "anytime" takes precedence over one’s location, as the disengagement of context (where and how we encounter one (...)

  • Color Photographs from the New Deal (1939-1943)

    March 22- May 20, 2012
    Largely forgotten until the mid-seventies when they resurfaced in the Library of Congress archives, the color photographs of the Farm Security Administration/ Office of War Information (1939-1943) document the later period of FDR’s New Deal, an ambitious series of government programs designed to address the brutal effects of the Great Depression on the social and economic fabric of 1930’s America. While the Library’s archive of black and white depression-era photographs is more familiar and (...)

  • Social Photography II

    A Benefit Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs

    December 6 - 22, 2011
    Reception: Tuesday, December 6 | 6-9 p.m.
    Closing: Tuesday, December 20 | 6-9 p.m.
    Social Photography II is the second installment of a carriage trade benefit exhibition focusing on the relatively new medium of cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme beyond how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit images from their phones and email them to carriage trade. The images will be printed on 5” x 7” paper and installed in a grid in the gallery. As cell phone cameras become more ubiquitous, their function (...)

  • POP Patriotism 2002

    September 22 - November 13, 2011
    Nancy Chunn
    Barbara Cliffe
    Jody Culkin
    Ken Freedman
    Komar and Melamid
    Ruth Liberman &
    Andrew Weinstein
    Ligorano/Reese
    David Opdyke
    Sante Scardillo
    Christy Rupp
    Thomas Sherrod
    Heidi Schlatter
    Michael Wilson
    POP Patriotism, curated by Peter Scott at Momenta Art in September 2002, is being re-presented at carriage trade from September 22 to November 13, 2011. A note on the re-presentation of POP Patriotism in 2011: In the panicked days, weeks, and months following September 11, 2001, many Americans were too overwhelmed to be aware of the way in which their fear was being appropriated by certain factions within government and business to further a set of goals, often having little to do with (...)

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