Nick van Woert
Terra Amata

Saturday, September 17–Saturday, October 29, 2011
11am–6pm (Tue–Fri)
11am–5pm (Sat)

Guided Tour on Tuesday, October 4 at 6pm
As part of FIAF First Tuesdays, enjoy an exclusive tour
of the exhibit led by Gallery Director Tristan de Terves

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In Terra Amata, an exhibition of new works, Brooklyn-based sculptor Nick van Woert borrows icons from the past, referencing the ideals of former generations, and overlaps them with more familiar contemporary materials.

The work illustrates a chronology of forms and ideas encompassing everything from classical sculpture, the Donner Party, and Henry David Thoreau, to Ted Kaczynski, Pruitt-Igoe, and 6221 Osage Avenue. The exhibition's title refers to an archaeological site in the South of France where it is believed fire was first used domestically.

“We build things in our own image and to dissect the world around us is to dissect ourselves.”—Nick van Woert

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Free and open
to the public


Courtesy of the Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam and Yvon Lambert, Paris
Wine for the opening reception provided by Château Haut Selve courtesy of Baron Francois Ltd
Images © Nick van Woert

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