Curated by Nickolaus Typaldos
September 21 - October 6, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: September 21, 7-10pm


with work by:
Graham Collins
Samuel Consiglio
Jeff DeGolier and Ben Vida
Jennifer Gustavson
Cassie Raihl

New Value is an exhibition, a publication and an event taking place inside and outside of helper. Inside the gallery new sculpture will be on view by Graham Collins, Jennifer Gustavson and Cassie Raihl. A new audio piece by Samuel Consiglio may be heard in the space, comprised of a playlist, silences and interjections of composed material. On the sidewalk in front of the gallery, Jeff DeGolier and Ben Vida will present a new installment of Metal Fatigue Music (1992 Toyota Previa), a low frequency tonal intervention on wheels.

Each contribution makes use of found, discarded or "flawed" materials that are repurposed or transformed… or not. There is the familiar battle with gravity and other merciless Laws of the Universe.
Equilibrium comes and goes. An attempt. Another attempt.
The tension required for containment and to stand up straight. Contents under pressure. The effort to stay in control and the possibility of losing it.
Intense Vibrations and Heavy Jamz… You become aware of your own body. It's limitations.
Failure and Success. Value Judgements. Black and White. Many Greys.
True Value, Use Value, New Criteria, New Value.

-Nickolaus Typaldos

Graham Collins was born in Washington, DC in 1980. He received his BFA from The Corcoran School of Art and an MFA from Bard College.  Collins’ artwork routinely incorporates a wide range of disciplines; including painting, sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, and architectural intervention. His work has been featured at Rachel Uffner Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery (NY), The Corcoran Museum (Washington DC), and Tät (Berlin), among others. Collins’ solo exhibition, “Civic”, will be on view at The Journal Gallery from September 18-October 27, 2013. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Samuel Consiglio is an artist and musician living and working in New York. His primary material is sound, organized both democratically and anarchically. His music has been released on several formats and labels and his works have been exhibited both locally and internationally.

Jeff DeGolier was born in Bellingham, WA in 1974. He received a BFA in ceramics and photography from the University of Washington, Seattle (1999), and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2004). In 2010 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a founding member of the artist-run exhibition space REGINA REX.

Ben Vida (b. 1974, Dubuque, IA) is a Brooklyn based artist, improviser, composer and writer. His current body of work includes compositions and videos that examine the relationship between sense and sensing with the intention of producing a recalibration in the viewer’s engagement with their own relationship to receiving and decoding sonic and visual input. These pieces utilize analog and digital synthesizing technologies and expanded compositions for voice and focus on aural/visual phenomena and illusions. Ben has been an active member of the international experimental music community for the past seventeen years with a long list of collaborations, bands and releases to his credit. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has worked as a solo artist under his own name and as Bird Show with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky. He has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Recent activates include performances at the Kitchen, NYC with David Behrman, the debut of the Tyondai Braxton/Ben Vida Duo at the Sacrum Profamun festival in Krakow, a solo performance at Electrónica en Abril festival in Madrid, the publication of his long form sound poem Tztztztzt Î Í Í ... from Shelter Press and touring Scandinavia playing modular synthesizer as a member of Will Oldham’s band. Ben had his first solo exhibition, Slipping Control, at Audio Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY this past spring. He is a 2013 Artist In Residency at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn and at The Clocktower in Manhattan.

Jennifer Gustavson creates assemblages of found and hand-made objects. Using a wide variety of materials, they are often ordinary objects that have a history with the artist or the people that surround her in that they are embedded with sentimentality. Gustavson imposes her own taxonomical approach and makes arrangements into hierarchical structures from floor to ceiling that appear in increasing or decreasing order. For the artist, this activity is an integral part of the narrative behind the public display. Gustavson received a BFA in Photography from Illinois State University and an MFA in Studio Art from NYU. She has exhibited in New York City and Brooklyn, NY; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Danielson, CT; Santiago, Chile and Berlin, Germany.

Cassie Raihl received her BFA from the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005 and her MFA from Bard College in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at Foxy Productions, New York, NY; Dodge Gallery, New York NY; PS122, New York, NY; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Mika Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY; and Deitch Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Raihl lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Nickolaus Typaldos (born 1978, Springfield, MO) is a visual artist with musical leanings. His work is comprised of heterogeneous projects and media including collage, print, video and bookmaking that often interrogate perceptual faculties and the construction of meaning. His work has been featured in exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Berlin and Seoul. Typaldos received an MFA from New York University and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2013 he co-founded DROOIDS, a multi-tiered collaborative project based in sound and performance, with Nathan Gwynne. He lives and works in New York City.