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AMANDA CURRERI
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OCCUPY THE EMPTY
June 11 - July 10, 2010
Romer Young Gallery (formerly Ping Pong Gallery)
San Francisco, CA

Amanda Curreri wants you. Like the open-ended phrasing of its title,
"Occupy the Empty," Curreri's second solo show at Ping Pong Gallery is
both a basic statement of what an artist does within an exhibition space
and a call to action soliciting the viewer to step in, step up, and
take a stand. Or perhaps the phrase should be "take the stand," since,
as the artist explained to me during a recent gallery visit, the
arrangement of the installation's components roughly mirrors the layout
of a courtroom...

---Matt Sussman, SF Guardian

Here's are some links to more press about Occupy the Empty:
SF GuardianArt PracticalArt BusinessRiksutstallningar (Swedish Traveling Exhibition Magazine)

Please see the gallery website for more info.


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Jury Box,
Screenprint, acrylic, canvas, wood, two canvases at 54x156", 2010


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Last Words in action: one of the participants reading Last Words in front of the camera with the artist.


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Last Words,
Television, stool, pedestal, Greyscale (Backdrop for Giving Time and Taking Time), pages of "famous" Last Words, canvasing-clipboard, invitees, artist, and video, 2010


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A participant watching the finished video at the Last Words Viewing Party.


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Installation view with Last Words video on monitor at the end of the final day of the exhibition.


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Still, from Last Words, of Fanny Nudo talking about Joe Hill, songwriter, socialist, and labor organizer.
He was caught, arrested, and executed for some crime in Utah. His last words were: "Whatever you do don't bury me in Utah." Friends promptly stole his body, took it to the Socialist center of Chicago and had Joe cremated. They sent packets of his ashes to all the IWW chapters in the US (with the exception of Utah) and on May Day 1916 his ashes were released to the wind.


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Greyscale (Backdrop for Giving Time and Taking Time),
Black and white gesso on sewn canvas, 48x63", 2010


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Pearl Necklace,
Resin, enamel, steel, wire, 60x80x12", 2010


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Reminder,
Found object, 2010


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Installation view of Pleb Bench and Reminder


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Pleb Bench,
Refurbished bench, 2010


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Installation view of Drawing for Dad (and Sacco and Vanzetti) and Two Breasts, A Penis, A Vagina, and an Asshole


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Drawing for Dad (and Sacco and Vanzetti),
Digital Print, 30x20", 2010


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Two Breasts, A Penis, A Vagina, and an Asshole,
Edition Varite of ten screenprints each with different color brush-strokes, 30x20", 2010