December 12, 2005


PS122 Gallery is pleased to present Stealing Home.

Exhibition dates: January 7 - 29, 2006
Opening reception: Saturday, January 7, 5 - 7 pm
Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

Stealing Home, the second exhibition this season exploring an unfolded domestic territory of fiction and memory, asks how private space becomes common ground, and how the physical textures of time touch our sense of belonging and of dislocation.

Fawn Krieger: Planes of Development
"I am focusing on touch, play, and the potential revolution held within our hands. Planes of Development, a term coined by Italian educator, Maria Montessori in the early 1900s to categorize the stages of human learning, contains a collection of crafty constructed, domestic-sized objects that sit on low wooden shelves. Accompanied by a series of instructional drawings illustrating the engagement of the hand, the project combines a sense of Montessori's early childhood teaching structures with forms inspired by civil engineering and urban planning.

As I consider my work in the context of PS122- a former school, as well as my own personal history of an early Montessori education, I am looking at the role physical contact and access has in our position as viewers and citizens. I invite visitors to touch my work, and to shift their position from spectator to participator."

Krieger completed her MFA at Bard College in 2004 and received a BFA from Parsons in 1997. She was born on Long Island, and currently lives and works in LIC.

PS122 Gallery, now in its 26th year, is an alternative space that provides exhibition opportunities and support services for emerging and under-recognized artists. The gallery is one of the few not-for-profits in New York City that invites unrepresented artists to show their work in juried two-person exhibitions.

For further information and reproductions, please call Susan Schreiber, Gallery Director: 212-228-4249, or email
Transportation: M15 bus to St. Marks Place. IRT #6 to Astor Place.
This exhibition has been funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Friends of PS122 Gallery.

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