ALT - EGOS curated by Scott Bluedorn / Neoteric Projects CRUSH CURATORIAL, 68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett, NY Contact: Scott Bluedorn - scottbluedorn@gmail.com Opening Reception: Friday, April 28th, 6 - 9 pm Closing Reception: Friday, May 26th, 6 - 9 pm Open also by appointment at:  info@crush-curatorial.com     CRUSH CURATORIAL is pleased to present ALT-EGOS curated by Scott Bluedorn/Neoteric Projects.     “In a codified, commodified and often rigid art world, the artist is often stifled and forced into a clearly identifiable box in order to be successfully marketed. Galleries and institutions often pander according to taste, style and output, a practice that is limiting to the artist and often retards or extinguishes the creative mind in favor of consistency of brand. Yes, many artists are driven by obsession and fixation on particular forms and ideas, but many also explore their art in various channels and mediums - often without outlet or exposure.     The premise of the exhibition ‘Alt-Egos’ is to illuminate work by artists that is wholly different from that which they are known in the public eye. It is my belief that many artists foster multiple creative canons in their investigations of the world, and many have more than one outlet for their creativity. The ego in art can be synonymous with ‘style’ or ‘manner’, and this exhibition would like to break that mold to offer the viewer a new look at the chosen artists oeuvre. An ‘alter ego’ or pseudonym is very liberating, it allows the artist to masquerade without self-consciousness, develop art that investigates alternative concerns, and stretches new creative muscles.     Artists selected for the show come from many stages of career, genre, mode, and creative endeavor. Work selected reflects an alternate portfolio of each artist, drawing from early work, experiments, side projects, hidden talents, and even crafts.”                                                                                  - Scott Bluedorn, Curator PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: Andrea Cote                          Janet Jennings                     Bill Komoski Saskia Friedrich                     Mark Wilson                         Karen Hesse Flatow Hiroyuki Hamada                   Will Ryan                              Jon Kessler Perry Burns                            Hildy Maze                           Eric Fischl Randall Rosenthal                 Paton Miller                          Lucy Winton Christine Sciulli                      Bastienne Schmitt                Mark Perry Philippe Cheng                      Terry Elkins                           Dan Welden Li Trincere                              Charlotte Hallberg                Colin Goldberg Scott Bluedorn                       Alex DiJulio                           Kristina Felix Jackie Black                           Charles Ly                            John Messinger Gregory Johnston                  Peter Dayton                         Jane Martin Idoline Duke                           Kara Hoblin                           Steve Miller                  Eric Dever                              Rossa Cole                           Bryan Hunt Peter Spacek                         Christian Little                       Eric Ernst ABOUT CRUSH CURATORIAL CRUSH CURATORIAL is an artist-run curatorial project founded by Karen Hesse Flatow in 2013. CRUSH CURATORIAL collaborates with artists and guest curators to host exhibitions in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery district and Amagansett, NY:  www.crush-curatorial.com ABOUT SCOTT BLUEDORN / NEOTERIC PROJECTS Scott Bluedorn is a multimedia artist, curator and director of Neoteric Projects, acontinuation of a physical gallery founded in 2012 in Amagansett, NY focusing on presenting emerging and established artists of the east end of Long Island in thematic pop-up exhibitions and special events.  

ALT - EGOS
curated by Scott Bluedorn / Neoteric Projects

CRUSH CURATORIAL, 68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett, NY

Contact: Scott Bluedorn - scottbluedorn@gmail.com

Opening Reception: Friday, April 28th, 6 - 9 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, May 26th, 6 - 9 pm
Open also by appointment at:  info@crush-curatorial.com

    CRUSH CURATORIAL is pleased to present ALT-EGOS
curated by Scott Bluedorn/Neoteric Projects.

    “In a codified, commodified and often rigid art world, the artist is often stifled and forced into a clearly identifiable box in order to be successfully marketed. Galleries and institutions often pander according to taste, style and output, a practice that is limiting to the artist and often retards or extinguishes the creative mind in favor of consistency of brand. Yes, many artists are driven by obsession and fixation on particular forms and ideas, but many also explore their art in various channels and mediums - often without outlet or exposure.

    The premise of the exhibition ‘Alt-Egos’ is to illuminate work by artists that is wholly different from that which they are known in the public eye. It is my belief that many artists foster multiple creative canons in their investigations of the world, and many have more than one outlet for their creativity. The ego in art can be synonymous with ‘style’ or ‘manner’, and this exhibition would like to break that mold to offer the viewer a new look at the chosen artists oeuvre. An ‘alter ego’ or pseudonym is very liberating, it allows the artist to masquerade without self-consciousness, develop art that investigates alternative concerns, and stretches new creative muscles.

    Artists selected for the show come from many stages of career, genre, mode, and creative endeavor. Work selected reflects an alternate portfolio of each artist, drawing from early work, experiments, side projects, hidden talents, and even crafts.”

                                                                                 - Scott Bluedorn, Curator

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Andrea Cote                          Janet Jennings                     Bill Komoski
Saskia Friedrich                     Mark Wilson                         Karen Hesse Flatow
Hiroyuki Hamada                   Will Ryan                              Jon Kessler
Perry Burns                            Hildy Maze                           Eric Fischl
Randall Rosenthal                 Paton Miller                          Lucy Winton
Christine Sciulli                      Bastienne Schmitt                Mark Perry
Philippe Cheng                      Terry Elkins                           Dan Welden
Li Trincere                              Charlotte Hallberg                Colin Goldberg
Scott Bluedorn                       Alex DiJulio                           Kristina Felix
Jackie Black                           Charles Ly                            John Messinger
Gregory Johnston                  Peter Dayton                         Jane Martin
Idoline Duke                           Kara Hoblin                           Steve Miller                 
Eric Dever                              Rossa Cole                           Bryan Hunt
Peter Spacek                         Christian Little                       Eric Ernst


ABOUT CRUSH CURATORIAL

CRUSH CURATORIAL is an artist-run curatorial project founded by Karen Hesse Flatow in 2013. CRUSH CURATORIAL collaborates with artists and guest curators to host exhibitions in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery district and Amagansett, NY:  www.crush-curatorial.com

ABOUT SCOTT BLUEDORN / NEOTERIC PROJECTS

Scott Bluedorn is a multimedia artist, curator and director of Neoteric Projects, acontinuation of a physical gallery founded in 2012 in Amagansett, NY focusing on presenting emerging and established artists of the east end of Long Island in thematic pop-up exhibitions and special events.