Erik Wysocan

Art Works
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(By whom will these keepers be kept?)
2011
Acrylic, polarizing film, quarter wave retarder film
24 x 18 x 3 inches
(61 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-023

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Installation view:


A Thousand & One Nights
March 18 - April 23, 2011
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Installation view:


A Thousand & One Nights
March 18 - April 23, 2011
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Installation view:


A Thousand & One Nights
March 18 - April 23, 2011
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(Properties, General: bathtubs, showers, platforms, benches, massage tables, railing and curtains, dais for Marat's bath, dais for Sade's chair, two tribunals, Marat's bathtub should be equipped with wheels.)
2011
Wood, MDF, paint
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Two elements, each:
86 1/2 x 35 x 24 inches
(219.7 x 88.9 x 61 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-001

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(By whom will these keepers be kept?) / (∎∎ ∎∎∎∎ ∎∎∎∎ ∎∎∎∎∎ ∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ ∎∎ ∎∎∎∎?)
2011
Light box element: LED Light panel, polarizing film, acrylic, packing tape, cellophane
Wood element: Plywood, paint
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Light box: 36 x 24 x 6 1/8 in
(91.4 x 61 x 15.6 cm)
Wood element, approximately: 51 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
(130.8 x 19.1 x 41.9 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-004

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(Découvertes de M. Marat sur le feu, l'éctricitité, et la lumière, 1779)
2011
Found x-ray machine, wood, paint
Video element:
Edition 1 of 3 of
(Découvertes de M. Marat sur le feu, l'éctricitité, et la lumière, 1779), 2011
and
Edition 1 of 3 of
(Découvertes de M. Marat sur le feu, l'éctricitité, et la lumière, 1779), 2011
Overall dimensions vary with installation
X-ray element:
50 1/4 x 68 x 42 inches
(127.6 x 172.7 x 106.7 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-010

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(Découvertes de M. Marat sur le feu, l'éctricitité, et la lumière, 1779)
2011
Single channel video, color
Duration: 7 minutes, 20 seconds
Edition of 3, 1AP
ARG# WYE2011-012

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(Découvertes de M. Marat sur le feu, l'éctricitité, et la lumière, 1779)
2011
Single channel, high definition video, color
Duration: 20 minutes
Edition of 3, 1AP
ARG# WYE2011-017

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(A Thousand & One Nights)
2011
Found oil lamp, borosilicate glass, fire resistant ceramic fabric, aluminum, fuel, soot
15 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches
(39.4 x 22.2 x 17.1 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-007

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A Thousand & One Nights
2011
Found flintglass vessel, silicone, acrylic
50 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
(128.3 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-008

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(Tusen Och En Natt, 1958)
2011
Found copy of Tusen Och En Natt (A Thousand & One NIghts) illustrated by Peter Weiss, found reproduction Sevres creamer, found Sevres plate, found postcard of Sevres factory workers, found postcard with image of the bust of Alexandre Brongniart, found etching with image of the assassination of Marat, acrylic, polarizing film, wood, paint
Approximately: 37 1/2 x 47 x 24 inches
(95.3 x 119.4 x 61 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-014

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(Tusen Och En Natt, 1958)
2011
Found copy of Tusen Och En Natt (A Thousand & One NIghts) illustrated by Peter Weiss, found reproduction Sevres creamer, found Sevres plate, found postcard of Sevres factory workers, found postcard with image of the bust of Alexandre Brongniart, found etching with image of the assassination of Marat, acrylic, polarizing film, wood, paint
Approximately: 37 1/2 x 47 x 24 inches
(95.3 x 119.4 x 61 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-014

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(A Thousand & One Nights)
2011
12 found reproductions of the bust of a Alexandre Brongniart as a child produced by 12 different manufactures. Plastic wood, light element, light control module.
Overall dimensions vary with installation:
Vitrine: 64 x 30 x 12 inches
(162.6 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm)
Wood element, approximately: 51 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 16 1/2
(130.8 x 19.1 x 41.9 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-002

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(A Vase of Flowers and Two Plums on a Marble Tabletop)
2011
Digital inkjet print of an x-ray of Anne Vallayer-Coster's A Vase of Flowers and Two Plums on a Marble Tabletop, 1781 on linen canvas
19 x 15 inches
(48.3 x 38.1 cm)
Edition of 1, 1AP
ARG# WYE2011-011

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(A Vase of Flowers and Two Plums on a Marble Tabletop, A Vase of Flowers and Two Plums on a Marble Tabletop)
2011
Found vases, silk flowers, acrylic, polarizing film, wood, paint.
63 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 10 1/8 in
(161.9 x 51.1 x 25.7 cm)
ARG# WYE2011-015

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Installation view:


Peter Weiss's The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-PaulMarat as Performed by the Inmates of Charenton, Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade


In Here
Laurel Gitlen
New York
July 9 – August 13, 2010

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Peter Weiss's The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of Charenton, Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
2010
Marquee, poster reproduction for the 1967 Czechoslovakian staging of Marat/Sade, polarizing film, sign stand
dimensions variable

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Detail of:


Peter Weiss's The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of Charenton, Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
2010
Marquee, poster reproduction for the 1967 Czechoslovakian staging of Marat/Sade, polarizing film, sign stand
dimensions variable

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Installation view:


Broadcast Broadcast

Preconceived Iconography
Museum 52
New York
April 7 - May 9, 2010

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Detail of:


Broadcast Broadcast
Found RCA Nipper mascot porcelain statue, paint, polarizing film, acrylic, MDF
16 x 16 x 58.5 inches

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Detail of:


Broadcast Broadcast
Found RCA Nipper mascot porcelain statue, paint, polarizing film, acrylic, MDF
16 x 16 x 58.5 inches

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Installation view


THE PERPETUAL DIALOGUE
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
December 12, 2009 - January 23, 2010

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(By whom will these keepers be kept?) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? VI
2009
Light panel, polarizing film, glass, packing tape, acetate
20 x 26 x 6 inches
(50.8 x 66 x 15.2 cm)
ARG# WYE2009-003

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BROADCAST
2009
RCA LCD HDTV/DVD Combo, cellophane tape, polarizing film, Plexiglas, plywood
20 x 28 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
(50.8 x 72.4 x 17.1 cm)
ARG# WYE2009-001

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Installation view:


(A thing of only one age) Res unius aetatis
In Practice Fall '09

Sculpture Center
Long Island City, New York
September 13 - November 30, 2009

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(By whom will these keepers be kept?) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? V
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2009
Lightbox element: Wood, glass, acrylic, polarizing film, cellophane, light panel
Wood element: Wood, paint
Lightbox element: 61 x 18 x 7 inches
(154.9 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm)
Wood element: 60 x 16 x 5 inches
(152.4 x 40.6 x 12.7 cm)
ARG# WYE2009-004

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(By whom will these keepers be kept?) Quis costodiat ipsos costodes? IV
2009
Polarized vitrine, acetate, plywood
60" x 12" x 12"

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His Majesty's reception in Rome — On the expansion of the Vatican and hope for its defeat — News of England — The passing of new laws — The translation of old English into the modern Tongue — Standardization of legal fees — A public bank to make small loans to the poor — For the enlargement of the two official Corporations — An exact list of temporal Peers — Washed away by the devouring Flood of Time —
2009
Wood, glass, acrylic, polarizing film, cellophane, found picture frames, light panels
24 x 39 x 5 inches
(99.1 x 61 x 12.7 cm)
ARG# WYE2009-005

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Installation view:


The Year of Confusion (Annus Confusionus)
Columbia University School of the Arts, Visual Arts Program
2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Fisher Landau Center For Art
Long Island City, New York
May 3 - 23, 2009

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Installation view:


The Year of Confusion (Annus Confusionus)
Columbia University School of the Arts, Visual Arts Program
2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Fisher Landau Center For Art
Long Island City, New York
May 3 - 23, 2009

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The business of celestial bodies — An intercourse with planets vs a correspondence with her — Establishing her style in his kingdom — Receiving letters before they were sent — Eleven Days overcharged — The Pope and the calendar's New Style — Being a good Protestant and wanting nothing to do with the Pope — Nevertheless wanting to adopt her style (the very best) — Astronomical arguments — The public ignorance of her hand in the change — September, 1752

New Year's, 1999 — Foiled bombing targeted for Los Angeles International Airport —Algerian born Ahmed Ressam, The "Millennium Bomber" — A trunk full of explosives — Timing devices made with Casio watches — The method taught in al-Qaida training — New Year's celebrations proceed without incident [. . .]

1998
Table, vitrines, misc. artifacts, vectograph film, sign stands, polarizing film. Dimensions variable.

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The business of celestial bodies — An intercourse with planets vs a correspondence with her — Establishing her style in his kingdom — Receiving letters before they were sent — Eleven Days overcharged — The Pope and the calendar's New Style — Being a good Protestant and wanting nothing to do with the Pope — Nevertheless wanting to adopt her style (the very best) — Astronomical arguments — The public ignorance of her hand in the change — September, 1752

New Year's, 1999 — Foiled bombing targeted for Los Angeles International Airport —Algerian born Ahmed Ressam, The "Millennium Bomber" — A trunk full of explosives — Timing devices made with Casio watches — The method taught in al-Qaida training — New Year's celebrations proceed without incident [. . .]

1998
Table, vitrines, misc. artifacts, vectograph film, sign stands, polarizing film. Dimensions variable.

Biography

Born in California, 1977
Lives and works in New York City

EDUCATION

2007 - 2009 MFA, Columbia University
1995 - 1999 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


EXHIBITIONS

2011
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "A Thousand & One Nights," March 18 – April 23

2010
Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY, "In Here," July 9 – August 13
Museum 52, New York, NY, "Preconceived Iconography," Apr 7–May 9

2009
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "The Perpetual Dialogue," December 12 – January 23, 2010
SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, "In Practice Fall '09," September 13 – November 30
Brown Gallery, London, "Evading Customs," group show curated by Lumi Tan and Peter J. Russo, September
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, "EAF09: 2009 Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition," with Ninh Wysocan, September 2009 - March 2010
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, "The Special Affect," video screening co-curated with Summer Guthery, May
The Fisher Landau Center for Art. Queens, NY, "Columbia University MFA Thesis Show," May
White Columns Bulletin Board at Bard CCS, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, "The Dream of Reason / The Sleep of Reason," January 26 – March 5

2008
Beijing, China, "Blank Show / '空白展 – 2008' Begin with the Beginning," in collaboration with David Brooks, May
The Nash Building at Columbia University, New York, NY, "First Year MFA Exhibition"

2005
CRG Gallery, New York, NY, " Greater Brooklyn," curated by Alex Dodge and Glen Baldridge, May 19 – July 22



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
Gopnick, Blake. "Our Fractures Past Preserved." The Daily Beast 2 April 2011.
Indrisek, Scott. The Agenda, March 23 – 29. Artinfo.com 23 March 2011.

2009
Levy, Alison. "Gallery Hop Around Town with Alison Levy." Artslant 4 May 2009.

2008
"blank - Begin With the Beginning." Blank show 2008 compendium book. Gillick, Liam et. al. "Manifesto: Nobody Asked You to Do Nothing." Art Review March 2008, Issue 20.

2004
Ryuko Tsushin Magazine vol 487.

2003
V Magazine May/June 2003.


AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESIDENCIES

2009
Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artists Fellowship
Catwalk Artist's Residency

2008 - 2009
Hellen Gelman Fellowship