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IntroductionAndrew Bordwin gives us a glimpse into the Art Deco era of New York City, as seen at the Chanin Building in the heart of the metropolis. His artworks are testaments to Bordwin's great love for New York City and his fascination with its unique architecture. The artist exposes how urban history is captured within the city’s architecture, in large and small formats, with tales of success and failure, values and conflicts. His work reflects upon how Art Deco era urban design linked belief in progress with luxury. His depictions of metal and stone elements embody extravagant, somewhat futuristic aesthetics, and the visions from that historic period that became reality.
Art Deco became the defining style of New York in the 1920s and 30s. Public buildings, such as libraries and administrative offices, were decorated with luxurious, ornamental designs, and so were the new neighboring skyscrapers. One of the most iconic symbols of this stylistic movement is the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, which is one of New York's landmarks and a prominent part of the skyline. The term Art Deco was used at the 1925 World Exhibition in Paris, which made the style accessible to a large audience for the first time and spread its popularity worldwide.
Andrew Bordwin gained recognition in the late 90s as a member in the New York artist group Type A. They used a variety of media, including photography, video, drawing and sculpture, to address issues of masculinity, competition and cooperation in contemporary society. Today, Bordwin is sought after for his videography and photography. He has filmed videos with legendary stars from the New York music scene, such as Questlove, and his photography series about the Art Deco era in New York is exhibited and collected in several museums and galleries within the USA and beyond.Bio
1964 Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA 1987 BA/BFA Double Major in Classical Civilization and Photography, New York University, USA Lives and works in New York, USAExhibitions
2004 Push, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY 2003 Mark/Point/Stand, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY 2002 Insertions, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY 2000 Incubator, Sarah Meltzer gallery, New York, NY 1998 Collective Memory 2, Rider Series (Aspects of Photography), Sara Meltzer's On View, New York, NY 1997 Collective Memory I, Sara Meltzer's On View, New York, NY 1995 Similar and Incongruent (Collective Memory 1), Annika Sundvik Gallery, New York, NY 1991 The Cloud Club: Attic of the Chrysler Building, Municipal Art Society, New York, NY
2005 Dating Data, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY 2004 Screwball, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2003 The World's A Mess, It's In My Kiss, Debs & Co., New York, NY 2002 Dangerous Beauty, Kuratiert von Pearl Gluck, The Jewish Community Center, New York, NY 2001 Tent, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL 2000 On the Horizon:Landscape at the Millenium, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ 1999 New Media Space, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1998 5th Annual International Contemporary Art Fair, Henry Urbach Architecture, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA 1997 Backyards, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY 1996 Out Takes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY