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Kerry Downey-The Sunken Living Room

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When Mar 22, 2014 05:00 PM to
May 25, 2014 06:00 PM
Where Franklin Street Works Stamford, CT
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Standard Helper, monotype on vellum, 2013; printed with Marina Ancona of 10 Grand Press

The Sunken Living Room

Franklin Street Works
Stamford, CT 

Curated by Terri Smith
Opens March 22 from 5-8
Runs until May 25th 2014

Artists include: Anya Sirota + Akoaki, Michael Bell-Smith, Andrea Bowers, Ingrid Burrington, Nancy Davenport, Kerry Downey, Jonah Emerson-Bell, Kevin Jerome Everson, Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann, Olga Koumoundouros, Urich Lau, Mads Lynnerup, Kirby Mages, Sal Randolph, Oliver Ressler and Ana Pečar, Danna Vajda, and Constantina Zavitsanos.

The Sunken Living Room is an exhibition of contemporary art, most of which was created during the current recession, beginning in 2008. The show's title simultaneously reflects the interior design phenomenon of the slightly stepped down or "sunken" living room, popular during the last big U.S. recession of the 1970s, and the crash of the housing market during the recession in 2008. Using sculpture, video, texts, drawings, prints and photos, artists working today tackle recession-related topics that include: labor, debt, the collapse of the housing market, post-industrial cityscapes, unemployment, and banking practices.