Andy Meerow
Lying in a Field

date_from 20/11/2014 10/01/2015

Earlier this year, I made a video titled "Struggle." It was a screening of "The Lion King" without any color or sound. I thought if I cleared out some space in the film, the viewer might expand to fill it up. The paintings in this show operate on the same negative principle (addition by subtraction), but this time I've edited out pretty much everything.

The first recorded use of the word boredom was in the novel "Bleak House," by Charles Dickens, 1852. He used it six times. I have never read the book. Insofar as a work might be realized uniquely each time it is seen by somebody new, "Bleak House," from my end, has not yet been made. There is an early Lawrence Weiner that goes ONE QUART EXTERIOR GREEN INDUSTRIAL ENAMEL THROWN ON A BRICK WALL. That piece was not executed, yet it definitely exists. 
Perception is a brick. Cognition is a brick. In between them, it is mud.

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ANDY MEEROW

b. 1980, USA.
Lives and works in New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Lying in a Field, Levy.Delval, Brussels, BE
Blackberries, Bodega, New York, NY
LION KING, Essex Flowers New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
James Fuentes Gallery, Hudson, NY
Changing Table, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
David Peterson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013
Free Play, Stadium, New York, NY
Shanghai Biennial, Brooklyn Pavilion, Shanghai, China

2012
Some Facts About Manhattan, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Cafe (with Rose Marcus) Recess, New York, NY
A Hand is a Gif(f)t, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
Cave-In, with Ramiken Crucible, Puerto Rico

2011
NADA Miami w/ Showroom, NY
The Dependent Art Fair w/ "Evil Freaks" New York, NY

2010
NADA Miami w/ "Booooooth" Miami, FL
Brucennial Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2009
Materialism, Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2008
The Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Abandoned Plot, Key Foods Parking Lot, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Wu-Tang/Googolplex, Gavin Brown’s Passerby, New York, NY

2006
We Made It, Second Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
Put It in Your Mouth, Rivington Arms Gallery, New York, NY

CURATORIAL

2011
"A Hand is a Giffft" Reference, Richmond Evil Freaks II NADA Hudson

2009
“Abandoned Plot” Key Foods Parking Lot, NY, NY

PRESS

2014
Krug, Simone, Stop By Essex Flowers, Kaleidoscope, May 6

2011
Russeth, Andrew, Looking Back on 2011 with 15 Artworks that Feature Text, Gallerist NY, December 26th
Miller, Michael, Town and Country, The New York Observer, August 8

EDUCATION

2012
M.F.A Virginia Commonwealth University

2003
B.A. Fine Art - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2001
Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2014
Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

2012
Recess Activities, New York, NY

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