AO on Site: Closer Now – Opening at Rivington Arms

January 19th, 2008

Leigh Johnson and Paul Graham
Artist and Yale professor Paul Graham and artist Leigh Johnson

Last night Closer Now, a group video show, opened at Rivington Arms. The exhibition presents four videos in separate areas of the darkened gallery: Untitled (2006) by Uri Aran, Mom Dancing in the Garden (2006) by Leigh Johnson, The Model by Leigh Ledare, and kiss by Natsuki Uruma.

More photos after the jump

Closer Now
is on view through February 22, 2008.

Leigh Ledare and Uri Aran
Artists
Leigh Ledare and Uri Aran

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Uri Aran, Untitled, video still, 2007 via Rivington Arms

Mirabelle Marden and Lansing-Dreiden
Rivington Arms co-founder Mirabelle Marden with a member of Lansing-Dreiden

Kid America Club
Jeff and Frankie, creators of the cult TV show Kid America Club
(Frankie is married to the chef and caterer Melia Marden)

Abraham Orden
Art critic and curator Abraham Orden

Sriwhana Spong and Martin Basher
Artists Sriwhana Spong and Martin Basher, both from New Zealand

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, founders of the Opening Ceremony boutiques.

Brice Marden in window
Artist Brice Marden in signature hat, standing in the gallery window.

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Leigh Johnson, Untitled (Mom in Garden Dancing), 2005, video, 5 minutes 10 seconds via Rivington Arms

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Leigh Ledare, The Model, video still, 2007 via Rivington Arms

Coverage for AO by Rebecca@artobserved.com