SEPTEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 12, 2015
Wasserman Projects’ inaugural exhibition includes two immersive installations that span the disciplines of art, design and music. German born, Brooklyn-based artist Markus Linnenbrink in collaboration with Miami Beach architect Nick Gelpi will present THEFIRSTONEISCRAZYTHESECONDONEISNUTS. The site specific work features a pavilion that visitors are invited to walk around, peer into, and linger inside the object itself. Using the framework of simple architectural forms, Gelpi’s design incorporates modular variations and dynamic shifts in dialogue with Linnenbrink’s painting. The structure’s interior reveals vibrantly hued parallel strips that run across the walls, ceilings, and floors transforming it into a 3-dimensional walk-all-over work of art.
The pavilion is designed to open up along a central split, and will be used as a platform for special events, performances and lectures throughout the run of the exhibition. Beginning with a performance by Detroit DJ, Jeedo X and guest saxophonist, Saxappeal at the opening reception.
Also opening is a three part outdoor experience created by Detroit-based artist, Jon Brumit, titled Elf Waves, Earth Loops and *Spatial Forces. Drawing inspiration from disparate sources, such as public engagement, harsh noise, GMOs, pirate radio and vibrational healing, the installation will present three distinct but intertwined projects: a sonorous grain silo, lathe-cut loop records, and public radio broadcasts. In addition, to the large scale installations, a selection of works by Linnenbrink, Gelpi and Brumit will be on view in the gallery.
Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by Toronto-based Harley Valentine’s 12′ tall sculptural work, which will be featured as a permanent fixture at Wasserman Projects in Eastern Market. This site-specific installation titled “The Dream Machine” invites visitors to engage the work by passing through the sculpture’s opening located prominently at the building’s front entrance. The opening reception will also feature collaborations with local retailers, artists and designers with Detroit made goods, objects and furniture.