School of Art+Design alumnus Adam Niklewicz, MFA ’06, is featured in the group exhibition Catching the Word at the Black & White Gallery at the Chelsea Terminal Warehouse in New York City, February 1-March 8. An opening reception will be held on February 1 from 6-8 PM.
Catching The Word’s goal is to test how instrumental words and language are in affecting the notion of cultural and social “territories" and the relationship individuals construct with their environment, private or shared space.
The participating artists in this exhibit use text to challenge the passive nature of traditional art-viewing by engaging the viewers as active participants in the exchange of information. By means of diverse mediums, the artists transmit messages whose task is to establish a specific relationship between a sender (artist) and a receiver (viewer).
Adam Niklewicz’s Triptych is part of the exhibition. In this mixed media piece, the May 2007 editions of Art in America, Artnews and Artforum magazines are turned into fully functional kaleidoscopes. All visuals from the review section were removed from each of the publications, shredded into confetti, and fed back into the kaleidoscopes.
The Black & White Gallery // Chelsea is located at 636 West 28th St., New York City. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM. For more information, call 212-224-3007.