Exhibitions


No Love Lost
Sep
7
to Sep 30

No Love Lost

No Love Lost brings together recent, largely experimental games that probe the dynamics of intimacy, developed by Pierre Corbinais, Victoria Dominowski, Giant Sparrow, Christine Love (Love Conquers All Games), and Robert Yang.

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Pity Party
Apr
13
to May 4

Pity Party

SLEEPCENTER is honored to present Pity Party, group exhibition curated by Yang Zi. 

Artists: Bing Bin, Cao Shu, Cao Zilin, Cui Shaohan, Gao Yuan, Geng Jianyi, Huang Jingying, Li Ming, Li Qi, Li Ran, Tang Chao, Weiyi Li, Zhu Changquan

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Don Porcaro: Selected Works | Growing Pebbles
Mar
9
to Mar 30

Don Porcaro: Selected Works | Growing Pebbles

SLEEPCENTER is honored to host Don Porcaro: Selected Works, a solo exhibition of drawings and sculptures by Don Porcaro.

Porcaro is an artist known primarily for his body of sculptural work, which has been shown nationally and internationally for over 30 years. This exhibition showcases key conceptual developments in Porcaro's creative process and highlights the importance of his works on paper that demonstrate the depth of his mark-making techniques also evident in his sculptures.

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Group exhibition of Don Porcaro’s students | Growing Pebbles
Mar
9
to Mar 30

Group exhibition of Don Porcaro’s students | Growing Pebbles

SLEEPCENTER is an art space mainly founded and operated by Parsons alumni, with the generous support from Don since the beginning. We are honored to present this group exhibition of Don Porcaro’s students, young artists whose works and/or practices are influenced by Don's teaching and help.

    We'd also like to present you with a collection of quotes from Mr. Porcaro’s students, which we’ve received during the process of organizing this open call. We trust these voices can express no further but our greatest gratitude towards Don, for his commitment to us as students and beyond.

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2018 New Year Greeting
Feb
15
to Feb 26

2018 New Year Greeting

  In celebration of the Lunar New Year – the Year of Dog, with our best wishes, SLEEPCENTER has invited eleven practitioners of visual art, dear friends of ours, to create a unique series of social-media/website-based celebratory greetings. Beginning from New Year’s Eve to the 10th day of the Dog Year (Feb. 15 – Feb. 26), we will be greeting you with one bespoke message each day on SLEEPCENTER’s platforms including our homepage, Facebook, Instagram (@sleepcenterny), and WeChat. On the 10th day, all the greetings will be shown together on our homepage, archived as a browser-based exhibition.

     Stay tuned, and stay warm for a Happy Dog Year!

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Plays a rusted trombone
Dec
1
to Dec 8

Plays a rusted trombone

SLEEPCENTER is pleased to present “Plays a rusted trombone,” solo show by American painter Weston Frazor. The show consists of a series of architectural spaces and ordinary objects depicted by perspective lines painted on the walls, paper, and canvas.

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Durable Pixels | Wei Xiaoguang
Oct
27
to Nov 17

Durable Pixels | Wei Xiaoguang

SLEEPCENTER presents Durable Pixels, solo exhibition of Wei Xiaoguang. Examining the extremely reified images in the age of contemporary technology, and the visual logics generated within, the works explore the value of painting beyond the artistic expressions, and seek an alternative opportunity for contemporary abstraction beyond the romanticism of the practical world.

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Site After Sight
Sep
22
to Oct 6

Site After Sight

Join us for Site After Sight, a two-person exhibition featuring American Artist and Ryota Sato, in which they interrogate interfaces and forms of commonplace technology to reveal that accessibility and visibility does not always equate to agency.

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Sleep Exchange
Aug
4
to Aug 18

Sleep Exchange

Sleep Exchange is an experiment in free, mutual support and education presented by participants of sunday school. For two-weeks, Chinatown’s SLEEPCENTER will become home to an open work station and an evolving program of classes, conversations, workshops, symposia, fairs, and more. All activities are open to participation and collaboration.

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What Kills Me, Makes You Stronger
Jan
28
to Feb 8

What Kills Me, Makes You Stronger

Austin Swearengin

Curated by Ian Costello and Alden Copley

"...So let’s lay this out. Jacob Maker was killed by a guy named Brian Lewis, Brian Lewis eventually had a son Jack, and Jack had a son David, and David was in the military and just by accident was shot by a man also named Jacob Maker, who I used to play tee ball with..."

 

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Job Creator
Dec
17
to Jan 7

Job Creator

Sam Lavigne

SLEEP CENTER is pleased to present Job Creator,  comprised of selected works by Sam Lavigne. By laying bare the absurdity of self-production, Job Creator intends to offer emotional, physical, and algorithmic tools for reassessing our relationship to labor. 

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