Shaun Krupa

The Flooded Room

August 1 - August 15, 2013

Daily performances August 2 – 15 at 1PM

Opening reception and performance: August 1, 2013 6-8 pm

Closing reception and performance: August 15, 2013 6-8 pm

Shaun Krupa, The Flooded Room, 2013 oil on canvas 42 x 42 inches
Shaun Krupa, August 1, Fan Torture, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 1, Fan Torture, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 1, Fan Torture, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 1, Fan Torture, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, The Flooded Room, installation view, 2013
Shaun Krupa, Soil Festivities, 2013 archival inkjet print
Shaun Krupa, August 2, Makeup Mirror, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 2, Makeup Mirror, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 3, Salamander Cellular Automata, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 3, Salamander Cellular Automata, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, The Neighborhood at Night, 2013 watercolor on paper 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Shaun Krupa, August 7, Reorganizing, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 7, Reorganizing, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 7, Reorganizing, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 7, Reorganizing, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 8, The Raft, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 9, Rain Barrel, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 9, Rain Barrel, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 10, Backyard Mud Cleanup, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 10, Backyard Mud Cleanup, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 10, Backyard Mud Cleanup, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 13, Algal Mat, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 14, Soil Table, 2013 performance
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013
Shaun Krupa, August 15, The Flooded Room - Final Performance, 2013

Press Release

Shaun Krupa

For the first two weeks of August (the 1st- 15th) the gallery will be home to a new installation and performance work by Shaun Krupa, entitled The Flooded Room. This is Krupa’s second performance at the gallery, where he has also previously exhibited paintings and sculptures.

The Flooded Room is an installation activated by a series of actions by the artist. A system of pathways will run through the gallery, like a boardwalk through a salt marsh. The installation will also incorporate materials, objects and sculptures to be used as sets and props in daily performances by Krupa. These performances will take place every day at 1pm while the gallery is open, and will last for various durations from a few minutes to many hours. Two larger-scale choreographed performances will bookend the exhibition, with one piece taking place during the opening reception (Thursday Aug. 2, 6-8pm) and another during a closing reception (Thursday Aug. 15, 6-8pm).

Shaun Krupa received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has recently shown and performed his work at Algus Greenspon Gallery, NY, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY, and St. Cecilia’s Convent in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Schedule of performances:
Thursday, Aug 1, 6-8PM: Fan Torture
Friday, Aug 2 1PM: Makeup Mirror
Saturday, Aug 3 1PM: Salamander / Cellular Automata
Tuesday, Aug 6 1PM: Talking Plants
Wednesday, Aug 7 1PM: Reorganizing
Thursday, Aug 8 1PM: The Raft
Friday, Aug 9 1PM: Rain Barrel
Saturday, Aug 10 1PM: Backyard Mud Cleanup
Tuesday, Aug 13 1PM: Algal Mat
Wednesday, Aug 14 1PM: Soil Table
Thursday, Aug 15 6-8PM: The Flooded Room