PRESENTS


NEW MONUMENTAL SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION BY THE WINNER OF 2009 BLACK & WHITE PROJECT SPACE PRIZE
   
 



 October 9 – January 10, 2010

Opening reception:
Friday, October 9, 6-9pm






Press Release

Black & White Project Space

   
 
For the exhibition, De St. Croix quite literally builds a mountain upside down, referring to the strip mining process of mountain top removal and filling of the valleys, definitively flatting the land and stripping it of all its resources and sustainability. The massive sculpture, a monumental miniaturized landscape, dynamically cuts through the exterior exhibition space spilling into the interior gallery, while painstakingly reconstructing the topography of a selected section of the Kayford Mountain Ridge top in West Virginia as both a monument and memorial to the land. The installation runs over forty feet in length and towers above the exterior walls as it climbs up twenty-two feet high. Additionally, in the interior space numerous detailed ink drawings will be on view as well as extensive research documentation in support of the project.


  PREVIOUS GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPES DRAWINGS

Blane De St. Croix/ East Jerusalem Israeli Wall
Blane De St. Croix/ Pakistan/Afganistan Border Landscape
Blane De St. Croix/ gitmo: abandoned camp x-ray
Blane De St. Croix / US/Canada Border Landscape
Blane De St. Croix/ US/Mexico Border Landscape

  Click on images for full views and information / For more information and to request images, please contact us: contact@blackandwhiteprojectspace.org

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Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Black & White Project Space is a non-profit art organization committed to production, presentation and promotion of innovative and audience-engaging site-specific installations otherwise in danger of under-representation.

As exhibition spaces and artists’ studios disappear due to the building boom that has replaced so much of the neighborhood's historic fabric, our mission is to preserve and further develop the creative environment by bringing socially conscious art to a wide audience and offering substantial resources to artists shaping contemporary visual culture in the field of site-specific installations.


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HOURS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 - 6 PM and by appointment