Beavers as Weavers, and Non-Believers (November 24 - December 23, 2010)
This exhibition was dedicated to Julie Ault, AA Bronson, Lynne Cooke, Coco Fusco, Thelma Golden, Tim Griffin, Julie Mehretu, Lisa Phillips, Amy Sillman
Triple Candie completed its nine-year stay in Harlem with a “group” exhibition, consisting largely of objects previously exhibited or used in the gallery. The objects included:
A glass display case fitted out with dozens of broken champagne glasses from a 2004 benefit dinner, and two shattered vases that were purchased for and included in the 2008 exhibition “Almost Baroque." The glasses and vases were glued and reassembled into a new abstract tenuous configuration. [Note: This object was later included in an exhibition of the Matthew Higgs Society at the Elizabeth Foundation Gallery in January-February 2011. It was then destroyed.]
A wooden shelving unit that had served as Triple Candie’s store; the mirror-backed shelves now showcasing multiples by Payshay Fraysko and Single Room Occupancy – two fictional art-publishing companies whose work was presented in the 2010 exhibition “Costume Jewelry that Scratches the Skin”
The gallery’s home-made, white sculpture stands – used extensively over the past five years – which have been stacked to form two discrete “sculptural” objects and then partially repainted and adorned with fabric scraps used in several previous shows. In each case, a base made of stands holds up other, up-ended stands: the stands display themselves.
A sequence of wall-works made from wine and liquor boxes salvaged from a local store (Brand’s Wine & Liquor) that Triple Candie has frequented for the past four years.
Six silver scaffolding end-ladders from the 2006 exhibition “Cady Noland Approximately,” adorned with aluminum-foil turkey roasting pan multiples published by Payshay Fraysko.
A wall-mural from a previous show that has been subsequently altered.
The façade of the Matthew Higgs Society’s 148th Street reading room, decorated extensively with strips of tassel-laden fringe, four hand-painted pink ceramic bathroom tiles from Triple Candie’s now-closed store, and a ribbon-multiple from La Caja Verde, another fictional art-publishing company from "Costume Jewelry that Scratches the Skin."
Most of the exhibition will be destroyed when the show is de-installed.