Siebren Versteeg (BFA 1996) part of Spirit Tours 11
Monday, June 28, 2010
Posted by: Kristen Boddy
Spirit Tours 11: Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg
Recess Activities, Inc. Presents Spirit Tours 11, a project by Dave Hardy & Siebren Versteeg.
Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg will begin two months of work at
Recess, entitled Spirit Tours 11. The artists collaborated as Spirit
Tours for the first time in the summer of 2004. In summer 2010, Hardy
and Versteeg will continue dictating the future.
Recess invites resident artists to use its storefront as studio,
exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation; under Hardy and
Versteeg’s direction, Recess will become the site of an ongoing
sculptural event. Since its inception, the project has evolved to
investigate the notion of the journey, a fancy that continues to
disappear from a contemporary experience that creates a demand for and
delivers immediacy and consumption. At Recess, Spirit Tours 11 will
generate what the artists call a "bootleg transformative experience”
that takes cues from the gray-market economy in full swing a block away
on Canal Street.
Versteeg and Hardy’s residency will begin with a virtual tarot card
reading with predictions emanating from an oversized skull. Yes, that’s
right. Premonitions that come from the readings will shape the project
for the rest of the summer.
About the Artists
Siebren Versteeg received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA
from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also studied at
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the School of
Visual Arts, New York. Selected solo exhibitions include the Ulrich
Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts,
Columbus, Ohio; Max Protetch Gallery, New York. His work has been
exhibited in group shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, in Washington, DC,
the Contemporary Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, the National Museum of
Art in the Czech Republic and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Versteeg lives and works in New York. Dave Hardy received a BFA from Brown University and an MFA
from the Yale School of rat and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting
and Sculpture in Maine. Solo exhibitions include Art in General, New
York; La Mama Galleria, New York, and Southern Exposure, San Francisco.
His work has been included in group exhibitions in New York at PS1, the
Sculpture Center and Jack Shainman Gallery. Dave Hardy lives and works