In celebration of the Lunar New Year – the Year of Pig, SLEEPCENTER has invited eleven of our beloved Supermen – professional operators of the art world, to share the blessings of the new year together with you. The Supermen are located across the world, versatilely practicing the various works across the disciplines. The one thing that they all share, is the contribution they made with their full strength, behind the scenes for the development of the art world in the Greater China region. On behalf the young posterity, SLEEPCENTER would like to show our sincere gratitude. And we hope with our endeavors by expanding our institutional competency, that we shall in the near future be starting the service to support and to protect the Supermen.
SLEEPCENTER proudly presents IN THE SHADE BUT NOT THE SHADOW, the debut solo exhibition of Ian Gouldstone. Following an ascetic aesthetic, Gouldstone imagines how we might design machines that can teach us grace, new technologies that enable meditation, reflection, and withdrawal.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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..."
Sleep Center presents artist Jakob Steensen's currently ongoing project - A Cartography of Fantasia: An Interface for Post-speculation Landscapes.