SIBONY & JONATHAN VANDYKE
Gedi Sibony and Jonathan VanDyke have created the project "Endless
Poster" in which they will post found & fabricated posters in
various public & private spaces in New York City. Of the two primary
posters in the project, one notes "please ask for help" while
another is an advertisement for a lost cat named Woosie.
Sibony found the "please ask for help" poster, a hastily hand-written
sign, in a drug store. Copying and placing it en masse, the specific and
local is made general, an open-ended request without a palpable reply.
VanDyke found a lost cat poster in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and re-made
it for this project. The hand-made poster suggests that one heart's desire
has been hopelessly lost within the bigness of New York.
HOW TO LOCATE
Look for posters everywhere around the city.
Keep an eye out for STRIKE posters nearby.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
was born in New York City in 1973, received a BA from Brown University,
an MFA from Columbia University, participated in residencies at the Skowhegan
School of Painting and Sculpture and the PS1 National Studio Program,
and show my work at various venues in the United States and Europe. Currently
I'm working on a project for Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.
Jonathan VanDyke (born Pennsylvania, 1973), artist, lives in New York.
Previously he served as Executive Director & curator at the Susquehanna
Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Among the exhibits he has curated
are "I'm Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century"
(with Sean Mellyn, 1999), "Post Pop" (2000) and "Pop Mechanics"
(2001). In the spring of 2001 he organized "Imaging Judaism"
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a city-wide project and exhibition that initiated
community dialogue following an act of anti-Semitism. During the summer
of 2001 he co-curated the project "Let's Get to Work" with Gavin
Wade (London), in which artists submitted plans towards the building of
an ideal city.