Spielplatz, curated by William Corwin and David Goodman

March 24 - April 22, 2017

Spielplatz, curated by William Corwin and David Goodman, is a small exhibition utilizing small sculptures and works that inhabit three dimensions.

The works are drawn from the back-catalog and worktables of each artist’s practice, with the aim to collect pieces that are experiments, alternative paths, or discontinued thought processes.

The installation takes a cue from the “Land of Counterpane” and Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4am”, a series of objects positioned within two dioramas or stages. Pieces visually (not physically) interact, offering an implied drama or narrative, while also representing the fluid and engaging world of the constantly spinning wheels of the artist’s lines of investigation and consideration.

Artists: Brendan Burdzinski, David Goodman, Elisabeth Kley, Jessie Holmes, Leslie Baum, Rico Gatson, Russel Maltz, Sarah Goffstein, Tommy Mintz, Vadis Turner, William Corwin

William Corwin has been reviewed in ArtNews, Art Monthly, Sculpture Magazine, Art Critical, and The Brooklyn Rail, and has exhibited at The Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, The FRISE Kunstlerhaus in Hamburg, and the George and Jorgen Gallery in London. Corwin exhibited regularly at the LaMama Gallery in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and at Gallery Aferro, and Index art Space in Newark, the Flushing Town Hall (a Smithsonian Affiliate) and The Castle Gallery.  He curated I Cyborg at the Gazelli Art House in London in October 2016.

David Goodman is a New York born and based artist. A 2014 Whitney Biennial participant with Critical Practices Inc., he is most recently featured in recent New York exhibitions at Shiva Gallery, and curated William Corwin’s “Champollion” (2016) at Geary Contemporary. Goodman has previously exhibited at LaunchF18 (2014), the Bronx Museum of Fine Arts (2013), and New Museum (2012). His work has also been shown at District Foundation, Berlin (2012). Goodman is a Bronx Museum AIM Fellow (2012), a Post-Studio Tales residency-as-exhibition recipient (Berlin 2012), and BoxoHouse Resident (Joshua Tree, CA 2012). He has curated shows at the Judd Foundation and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has served as a Visiting Artist/Critic and Adjunct faculty at numerous institutions (NYFA, RISD, Rowan University, Pratt, SVA).

William Corwin is a sculptor and writer who has shown his work widely in New York City and in Europe.

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William Corwin

A graduate of Princeton University, where he studied architecture, Will has exhibited  his work at LaMama Galleria, Zurcher Gallery, Geary Contemporary and The George and Jorgen Gallery in London.  Residencies include: the State Department Artist Residency at the Taipei Artist’s Village (2007), The Clocktower Gallery (2010), The Hamburg City Guest Artist Residency (2010), Art Omi (2014), Lower Manhattan Workspace Residency on Governors Island (2014).  Museum shows include Roots/Anchors in at The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor, a four person show featuring the work of Shervone Neckles, Katie Holten, and Xaviera Simmons, with exhibition catalog essay by Lucy Lippard.

In 2019 he curated Postwar Women at The Art Students League, an exhibition of forty-four of the institution’s alumnae active between 1945 and 1965, featuring artists such as Lee Krasner, Lenita Manrey, Mavis Pusey, Perle Fine, Elizabeth Catlett, and Dorothy Dehner. He has also curated a series of exhibitions centering on the midcentury French painters Marguerite Louppe and Maurice Brianchon, at Lafayette College, Albright College, and Seton Hall University, and most recently this past spring and summer at Rosenberg & Co. He is the author of the book &Model, published by Leeds Metropolitan University, and is the editor of the upcoming book: Formal Concerns: Collected essays of Saul Ostrow, to be published by Elective Affinity Press in 2023. He was most recently included in three of Phong Bui’s exhibitions, Singing in Unison, in the summer of 2022.