Performance/action/curatorial process and social sculpture. I would decorate or re-arrange friends refrigerators. I would also curate my own fridge a hundred times.The final product is the documentation in the form of C-Prints.
The land of signs
Art and the word as we know it
BY RANDI HOPKINS
JENNIFER RAMSEY AND PEDRO VELEZ: Refrigerator Show finds the individual in the quasi-mass-marketed.
"Five flights up in an old loft building in Chinatown, Oni Gallery is percolating its own fresh mix of art offerings, and the gallery’s dedication to giving support and shape to the new and often untested is turning this funky not-for-profit gallery into a center of significant art and performance activity. Spanning two floors, it’s a spacious and sociable space. Openings of exhibitions in the fifth-floor gallery are accompanied by a reception in the fourth-floor performance/film/readings space, which includes a couple of small tables set up in front of huge windows overlooking Washington Street — a great observation spot on a Saturday night."
"Another work that finds the individual in the quasi-mass-marketed is the large-scale photograph Refrigerator Show, by Jennifer Ramsey and Pedro Velez. A refrigerator plastered with postcards and posters from various art exhibitions stands in an ordinary kitchen, next to the sink, near a window sill with a meandering potted plant. But this is not a " found " or random photograph; the items on this refrigerator have been arranged by Velez, who is himself both an artist and a curator. The photograph reminds us that we all organize the ephemera of our particular lives in a way that reflects our visual tastes as well as our notion of what’s interesting or important. These days, some people’s refrigerators say more about them than their bookshelves or even their CD collections."