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Christine Gedeon
updated: 05/17/2013
website: www.christinegedeon.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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OSH, Brooklyn (Plot re-visualized)
Governors Island Revisited
Plotting Chelsea
Surrounding Dumbo
The Yankee Stadiums
The Grand Concourse (once removed)
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation
 Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail)
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail)
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Invite)
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 2)
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 1)
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (Detail)
Governors Island, Installation, (View 1)
Governors Island, Installation, (View 2)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, conceptual, geometric, landscape, organic, systems, mapping, obsessive, process
 
 
OSH, Brooklyn (Plot re-visualized) by Christine Gedeon
OSH, Brooklyn (Plot re-visualized)
thread, fabric and paint on raw black canvas
2012
32" x  54" 
Governors Island Revisited by Christine Gedeon
Governors Island Revisited
thread, fabric, and paint on black canvas
2012
66 " x  74 " 
Plotting Chelsea by Christine Gedeon
Plotting Chelsea
thread, fabric, and paint on black canvas
2012
35 " x  35 " 
Surrounding Dumbo by Christine Gedeon
Surrounding Dumbo
thread, fabric and paint on raw black canvas
2012
32" x  30" 
The Yankee Stadiums by Christine Gedeon
The Yankee Stadiums
thread, fabric, and paint on black canvas
2011
56 " x  64 " 
The Grand Concourse (once removed) by Christine Gedeon
The Grand Concourse (once removed)
thread, fabric, and paint on raw canvas
2011
56 " x  62 " 
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation by Christine Gedeon
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation
thread, yarn, nails and tape
2013
132" x  312"  x 72" 
 Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail) by Christine Gedeon
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail)
thread, yarn, nails and tape,
2013
132 " x  312 "  x 72 " 
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail) by Christine Gedeon
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Detail)
thread, yarn, nails and tape
2013
132 " x  312 "  x 72 " 
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Invite) by Christine Gedeon
Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities, Installation (Invite)
thread, yarn, nails and tape
2013
132 " x  312 "  x 72 " 
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 2) by Christine Gedeon
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 2)
thread, nails, and tape
2012
132 " x  240 " 
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 1) by Christine Gedeon
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (View 1)
thread, nails, and tape
2012
132 " x  240 " 
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (Detail) by Christine Gedeon
Valparaíso Studio, Installation, (Detail)
thread, nails, and tape
2012
132 " x  240 " 
Governors Island, Installation, (View 1) by Christine Gedeon
Governors Island, Installation, (View 1)
thread, fabric, nails, and tape
2011
120 " x  180 " 
Governors Island, Installation, (View 2) by Christine Gedeon
Governors Island, Installation, (View 2)
thread, fabric, nails, and tape
2011
10' " x  15' " 

Artist Statement

Using a sewing machine, fabric and paint on raw canvas, and inspired by aerial view landscape drawings and maps, I invent ‘plots’ that are neither true abstractions, nor complete landscapes but navigate between interpretative poles. With a limited palette and through an improvisational approach, these works are large in scale and hint to an unfamiliar impossible space, a space that allows viewers to detach and contemplate their relationship to the external world. I seek to connect the dichotomy of the cold, analytical masculine subject with the appropriation of traditional feminine materials, adopting a sewing machine as a mechanically precise drawing tool.

My most recent stitched works are inspired by the evolution of urban landscapes and how it ties to memory, focusing recently on New York City’s topographical evolution. I use Google Earth and archival images to collect my data and use this information as a starting point to create this invented series of urban renewal projects. The works are still done through improvisation pointing to a heterotopic, neither here nor there vision of New York; an unreality based on a utopian inspired ideal.

Besides these works on canvas, I’m now creating installations using thread and mixed mediums that translate the landscape, while making the work 3D by having the thread envelop the space. The installation of a map of Governors Island was done during a residency there where I used the crumbling wall of my studio as a starting point in creating the piece. The peeling paint to me was already an abstracted aerial landmass, which inspired me to take the existing elements of the space and architecturally redefine it through an abstracted symbolic language. It’s through these processes that I’m interested in reinventing space.

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2013

The WYE, Berlin, Germany, Divergent Walks; Gridded Cities

2010
Chashama Gallery, Harlem, NY, Stitched Topographies
Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY, Shifting Perspectives
2008

And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX, Christine Gedeon and Marisa Olson
2006
A.I.R. Gallery, NY, Fellowship Award                                         The New Art Center, NY, Top Views

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013
Visual Arts Center of NJ, X-Scapes
A.I.R. Gallery, Are We Where Yet?
2012
Old Stone House, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Utopias
Scope NY, represented by Chashama
Field Projects, NY, Wise Blood
2011

The Bronx Museum, NY, Bronx Calling
galleryEll at Governors Island, NY, Transient Landscape
2010
Kulturmollan, Lovestad, Sweden, Shadow & Light
2008
Vagina Festival, NY
CADD Art Fair, Dallas, TX                                                      Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, BITMAP: as good as new
The Arlington Museum, Fort Worth, TX, Women’s Caucus for Art                                                                                           
2007
Vertex List, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, BITMAP: as good as new curated by Marcin Ramocki
A.I.R. Gallery, NY, 7th Biennial Exhibition
2006
DIVA Fair Miami, Miami Beach, FLA                                     

ONGOING
Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Flatfiles
The Drawing Center, NY, The Viewing Program
Artists Space, NY, Artist Files

AWARDS                                                                     
2010
AIM 30, The Bronx Museum, NY
2006
The New Art Center Fellowship, NY
2005 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, NY

RESIDENCIES:
2012
The WYE, Berlin, Germany
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
2011
galleryEll at Governors Island residency

BIBLIOGRAPHY:                                                                     2010 Fox, Jonathan, In My Humble Opinion, The River Reporter, February 11, 2010

2008 Capps, Kriston, Christine Gedeon and Marisa Olson at And/Or, The Dallas Morning News, April 1, 2008

Durham, Anne S., Bird’s Eye, Dallas Observer, March 13, 2008
http://www.dallasartcast.net, Issue no. 15, Christine Gedeon, interview
2007
Lovelace, Carey, Girls, Girls, Girls, Art in America, June/July 2007, pp.88-93
2006
DIVA Fair 2006 Miami Beach, Exhibition Catalogue, p.53
http://sex-and-blogs.com, Drawing of the Day, December 29, 2006
2004
Corriere Del Veneto, Giovani Fotografi Raccontano Le Grandi
Capitali Del Mondo, March 3, 2004
Il Mattino, Giovani Fotografi A Confronto, March 3, 2004

EDUCATION                                                                       1991-95 SUNY New Paltz, B.A. in Art History and Visual Arts