Kyle Petreycik: As-Is
September 17 - October 15, 2016
Kyle Petreycik works with a variety of materials, many of which most of us wouldn't give a second thought to; cups, towels, bottles, handwritten notes, extension cords, the list goes on.
Petreycik's process is to sit with objects, to live with them, and to look. The work can vary greatly from carefully arranged collections of objects to precisely engineered wooden or plastic forms.
For As Is, Petreycik will install his work intuitively using architectural cues from within the living space.
...meanwhile behind the scenes there are The Curtains – elusive beings that hide from every single thing they can, around objects, between peripheries. They’re generally invisible to us.
We know they’re here though. Sometimes just as a fairytale tint on the most sub-par panes of reality – an onslaught of good fortune that may bombard who or whatever.
Their purview is a space wherein the natural world concedes: you don’t have to change anything – if you keep going, keep working just the way you are, life will get better.
The Curtains understand moments such as right now like nobody else. The gravity of their lot in life weighs on them heavily. Many, many times, they’ve seen how ordinary objects risk a kind of singularity if revealed a nanosecond early.
Our research indicates The Curtains believe that by actively doing nothing, they highlight specific objects, offering the universe some great mystical service. They're doing their best.
Kyle Petreycik—(b. 1989 Bridgeport, CT) is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and has shown work in both the United States and Canada, notably The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Bellevue Arts Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, and locally at Good Work Gallery. With a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, he is an alum of the New York Studio Residency Program.