Panorama Project 3
134 artists, one continuous piece
Group Show curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens
Opening reception - Saturday, September 6th, 7pm-9pm
September 6, 2008 through October 4, 2008
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W. 20th Street, 9E
New York, NY 10011
This exhibition creates a single, continuous work, comprised of one hundred and thirty-four individual pieces. The participating artists each received a 7” x 5” wooden panel, on which to create their portion of the installation, with one requirement: each work had to include some manner of horizontal line or division, set at 1-3/4” from the bottom of the board. This common visual device allows each of the separate pieces, when installed together side by side, to cohere into one long contiguous image—a panorama, encircling the entire gallery space.
With no knowledge of what would appear on either side of their panel, each artist had the freedom to interpret the line in their own unique way. The installation creates a grand and unpredictable visual synthesis, in a monumental iteration of the exquisite corpse concept. Bringing together artists from so many disparate fields, unlikely to ever appear in the same exhibition space at the same time, this show creates an opportunity for lively experimentation and unexpected results, inspiring innovation while working within a set of prescribed limitations.