Nick Kline and Amy Goldrich | Redux: Stripes for St. Joseph (2016)63614

New York, NY

Mixed Media 2016

Artist Statement

Redux is a single artwork in two different ArtPrize venues — Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Site:Lab’s Rumsey Street Project – connecting two very different Grand Rapids neighborhoods. This project expands Stripes for St. Joseph, Kline’s 2015 Installation and Juror’s Shortlist nominee that elicited the immediate Roosevelt Park community’s concern and uncertainty about the structure’s and neighborhood’s future due to impending development. In 2016, Kline and partner Amy Goldrich expand focus to explore the state of limbo in which the neighborhood still finds itself. Redux realizes a year-long co-creation process with Roosevelt Park neighborhood residents. The installation includes old church pews and lights (used here in the condition in which the artists found them), wall drawings, and photographic portraits of local “leaders without titles.”

Reflexión del Artista

Redux es una sola obra de arte ubicada en dos lugares de ArtPrize (Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park y Site: Lab’s Rumsey Street Project) que conecta dos vecindarios muy diferentes de Grand Rapids. Este proyecto amplía Stripes for St. Joseph, la instalación de Kline de 2015 y nominada por el jurado para la lista de finalistas, que provocó la preocupación inmediata de la comunidad de Roosvelt Park y la incertidumbre acerca del futuro de la estructura y del vecindario debido al inminente desarrollo. En 2016 Kline y su compañera Amy Goldrich amplían el enfoque para explorar el estado de limbo en el que aún se encuentra el vecindario. Redux realiza un proceso de un año de creación conjunta con los residentes del vecindario de Roosvelt Park. La instalación incluye bancos y luces antiguas de la inglesa (usados en las condiciones en que los hallaron los artistas), pinturas en las paredes y retratos fotográficos de “líderes sin títulos” locales.


Nick Kline (Born 1968, Spring Lake, NJ) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the University of the Arts. Kline has won several awards including the 2015 Frey Foundation Seed Grant; 2012 finalist in NATT & DAG Magazine’s, Norway, National Book of the Year Award; and the 2011 Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art. His recent Stripes for St. Joseph, created with Site:Lab in Grand Rapids, MI, was shortlisted by Installation jurors for ArtPrize 2015. Selected solo exhibitions include: R. Jampol Projects, New York, NY (2014); Occurrence Gallery, Montreal, Canada (2014); Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway (2012); Berlinskej Model, Prague, Czech Republic (2014); Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2012); Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany (2008); and Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY (1999). Selected group exhibitions include: Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Center for Book Arts and Media, Chicago, IL (2013); Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN (2008); and Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY (2002). Special Projects include Printed Matter Inc., Window Installation, New York, NY (2014); UNTITLED. Editions, UNTITLED. Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL (2013). Kline’s artist publications are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Getty Research Institute, Artexte, and Banff Center. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtPapers, Hyperallergic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time-Out NY, The PhotoReview, Frankfurter Rundschau Magazine, among others. In 2014, Kline was Artist-in-Residence at Artexte, Montreal, Canada, as well as the Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Kline currently resides in New York City.

Amy Goldrich is an art lawyer, curator, writer, and frequent collaborator with Nick Kline. She has curated several projects, notably Dynasty (2006), with co-curators Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Christopher Ho, and Sara Reisman. In 2013, Goldrich made her debut as an exhibiting artist with Nick Kline in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Space,” part of the Texas Biennial, curated by Virginia Rutledge. Goldrich and Kline performed a live-streamed video reading of the entire Warhol Foundation amicus brief filed in support of Richard Prince in noted copyright case Cariou v. Prince. In 2015, Goldrich collaborated on No Service • 15:11 • 77% • Prague • Cloudy • 41º • Sunday • Today • 43 34, an artist’s book with Nick Kline, Margrethe Aanestad, and Endless Editions. No Service debuted at Printed Matter’s exhibition, Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter at NYU’s 80WSE Gallery. Most recently Goldrich collaborated with Kline to create (Redux) Stripes for St. Joseph, a large-scale installation in Grand Rapids, MI that will debut simultaneously at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and Site:Lab’s Rumsey Street Project. In addition to maintaining an active art law practice since 2003, serving clients in the contemporary art world and other creative businesses, Goldrich teaches courses related to art law and financial issues for both the Art Business Program at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies as well as Christie’s Education. She lives and works in New York City.