Thursday, November 6, 2008

Elia Gurna

Beautiful Dreamer
paint, paint can lids, paper clips
push pins, pens

Elia's statement:

When I worked in various offices I would stare at the shelf of office supplies above the copier, or the tacked up menus, or the sticker with the phone number for the repairman and daydream about making art. This piece is about that memory. In order to combine the worlds of the office and the studio in one moment I have used supplies from both worlds - the art studio (paint can lids, paint) and the office (pens, paper clips and pushpins). The title “beautiful dreamer” refers directly to my experience of photocopying. While I cannot remember most of the things I was asked to copy, I did have some good ideas for art projects and do some nice daydreaming standing there.


Elia Gurna lives in Beacon, NY.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Angelika Rinnhofer

postcard sized prints, push pins

Angelika printed photographs of images taken in NY and California, then mailed the prints as postcards with messages to Deborah Bailey Browne to the office of Bailey Browne & Assoc. where, upon receiving them, Deborah arranged them on the bulletin board.

Angelika Rinnhofer lives in Beacon, NY.

the beginning

kork is 864 square inches of project space located above the photocopier in the office of Bailey Browne CPA and Associates, in Poughkeepsie, NY.

On a bimonthly basis a new artist will be pushing up against the confines of this bulletin board, examining among other things, the nature of work, the role of art in a non art context, issues of memory and attention, communication, utility as decor, the decor of utility, the utility of futility and God knows what else.

Deborah Bailey Browne, principal of the firm, has been supportive and welcoming to a series in exhibits and art based interventions I've organized within the office over the span of several years, featuring the work of a variety of mostly local artists.
Born from this series of rotating installations, kork will exist separately as it's own self contained entity.

The office is located at 80 Washington St in Poughkeepsie, NY, Suite 202. You are welcome to visit the space, but you can just as easily trace the goings on here on this blog.

If you'd like information on this or other projects email maykr at
kork (at)maykr(dot)com.