Kyle Petreycik presented solo show As Is at New York’s Emma Geller Green, which opened on September 17 and is running until October 8.
Curated by Zach Smith and Sara Blazej, the New York-based artist’s practice morphs the everyday into its double. ‘Micro-autobiographical’ found materials are literally and figuratively bent, while mass-market items undergo surprisingly rigorous custom treatments, with a view to bringing the ‘well adjusted’ to new heights.
Wall-based sculptures and videos; the work tries its best to fit in according the idiosyncrasies of the space. The materials used are diverse, ranging from vintage SOLO cups to a dummy CCTV camera; felt, paper, wood and extension cords, among many others.
Recent exhibitions by Petreycik include Basically Basil Biannalé (2015) at New York’s 2 bed 2 bath and First Responders (2014) at New York’s Good Work Gallery.**