Sunday, December 2, 2012

popUPwindGAP


Swampspace is pleased to host the windGAP,  another visiting artists situation installation.




the windGAP:
A Pop-up Situation

Miami, Florida, November 30, 2012 – Artist Frank Traynor, founder of
Brooklyn’s celebrated Perfect Nothing Catalog, has teamed up with
curator Claudia Eve Beauchesne to present the windGAP, a pop-up
situation taking place in Miami on December 3-9, 2012.

Last summer, Traynor opened The Perfect Nothing Catalog, a temporary
shop in a shack in a garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The experience of
walking through a lush urban garden and into a repurposed icehouse to
find a shop full of hand-crafted design objects made the project unique,
and it was featured in New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Nylon
and Daily Candy, and included in the installation Ikea Disobedients at
MoMA PS1.

Meanwhile, Beauchesne was curating The Picture Show, a photography
exhibition taking place in the unapologetically kitsch lobby of the Brooklyn
Heights Cinema, a movie theater that will soon be demolished to make
way for condos. The historically and politically charged location was an
essential part of the group show, which became an L Magazine editors’
pick.

Traynor and Beauchesne bonded over their shared desire to subvert
conventional retail and exhibition practices, and decided to collaborate.
They envision the windGAP as a new chapter in the history of The Perfect
Nothing Catalog, with more temporary installations and joint ventures in
the coming months.

Traynor came up with the title for the project while hiking on the
Appalachian Trail: “I kept reading about these things, wind gaps, and
they struck my imagination. A wind gap is a geological formation created
when a river dries up but the earth keeps its shape. I like the idea that
what used to be about water is now about wind, which is a kind of perfect
nothing.”

the windGAP will take place under a parachute installed outside of
swampspace, a project space run by local artist Oliver Sanchez in Miami’s
Design District. The pop-up situation will feature an eclectic mix of one-of-
a-kind objects by emerging designers, artists, craftsmen and collectors,
among them Carson Fisk-Vittori, Hayden Dunham, Chen Chen & Kai
Williams, Garrett Young, Michael Bauer and Tori Kudo (aka Maher Shalal
Hash Baz).

The WindGAP
150 N.E. 41 Street, Miami, FL
December 3-9, 2012, 12-9 pm
http://theperfectnothingcatalog.com/
Facebook.com/perfectnothingcatalog




For more information, contact:
Frank Traynor: francisxaviertraynor@gmail.com

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