Jardin N°19

An exhibition featuring Erika Ceruzzi and Alex Ito

Opening October 24, 7-10 pm



A composite of parity and chance, au naturel

Stems a pause between sense and sensation

cause; the body

effect; it blooms

Springsteen is pleased to present Jardin N°19, a two person exhibition by Erika Ceruzzi and Alex Ito. For this exhibition, Ceruzzi and Ito have created a co-dependent installation that inhabits the gallery. Ceruzzi implements a hanging horizontal rail system that sculpturally navigates through the space, doubling as an armature for her embroidery works. At a singular point in Ceruzzi’s structure, a vertical pole drops to meet with one of Ito’s floor sculptures which acts as a stage for his objects; taking the form of a planter filled with artificially produced floral elements. By adopting a perfume’s evocation of an imaginary garden, Jardin N°19 investigates the conditions of access and exclusion that are present within corporately induced desire.

October 24 – November 28, 2014

Erika Ceruzzi (b. 1990) is a New York based artist who has recently relocated to Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2012. Her recent solo show, m, i, n, e, at Interstate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, opened in March 2014.  She will participate in the The Still House Group residency program in 2015.

Alex Ito (b.1991) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Ito received his BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2013, with a double minor in Art History and Cultural Studies. Recent solo and two-person projects include The Home Tao Tsiao, Art in General, NY (2014); Think of Me Fondly, Water McBeer Gallery (2014); Single Image (with Brendan Lynch), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2014) and Victory, The Still House Group, Redhook, NY (2013). Currently, Ito has a solo exhibition at Rod Barton Gallery, London, UK.