March 24 – April 01, 2017 Opening Reception March 24, 7-10 pm
Central Park is pleased to announce 10 LBS OF SHIT IN A 5 LB BAG by Stephen Neidich.
The artist’s new work for the gallery explores the his continued interest in the kinetic lines between sculpture and performance and the image of the scrap truck, a ubiquitous and unwieldy figure in the recycling economy of Los Angeles. For the project, Neidich will transport the full contents of a scrap metal truck hopper into the space of the gallery. For the opening reception, Neidich will weld the pieces of scrap metal into a freestanding sculpture in front of those in attendance. Upon completion, the piece will be switched on and for one week, the sculpture will slowly rotate on a motor-driven platform. As it spins, its tallest point will gradually erode the gallery ceiling, leaving a marker of the passage of time. On the closing day, Neidich will cut the sculpture down into smaller parts and deliver them to a scrap truck waiting outside, completing another cycle as the truck, in effect, resumes its original trip to the junkyard.
Stephen Neidich (b. 1984, NY, NY) lives and works in Los Angeles. His spans installation, sculpture and performance. Neidich received his MFA from Cal Arts in 2013 and his work has been exhibited at Anat Ebgi and LA><ART in Los Angeles; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Loop-raum fur aktuelle kunst, Tape Modern and HBC gallery, Berlin; Kunsthalle, Galapagos; and 211 Elizabeth Street, NYC. He has participated in Chinatown’s Perform Now!, Los Angeles and in Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market. Recently Neidich’s work was shown at 151 Henry St in New York, Satellite Art Fair in Miami and Werkartz in Los Angeles.