BFA Students Adriana Furlong and Jonah Schwimmer present as-built/as-made at Undercurrent gallery

Friday, January 28, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022


70 John Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201, United States (map)



Adriana Furlong /Calliope Pavlides

Chris Lloyd /Dan Mandelbaum

Jonah Schwimmer /Zack Rafuls

Opening reception: January 28, Friday, 6–9 pm

Gallery hours: Friday–Sunday, 1–7 pm

Undercurrent is pleased to present as-built/as-made which brings together the work of Adriana Furlong, Calliope Pavlides, Chris Lloyd, Dan Mandelbaum, Jonah Schwimmer, and Zack Rafuls. The artists play with an alchemy of material both real and imagined, mining the interval between material stability and impermanence. Tampered and reductive surfaces become generative, giving way to surfaces in a constant state of flux. Vying for visual hierarchy, the overlaps engender new spaces.

Like the work of a surveyor, who notates the margins.
A construction and a way to build. Were we all architects in an endless field?
The revealing of a memory.
Things often fold together into one. Fragmentary at the seams or hinged together.

The cold-weather wind moves urban debris like leaves; it collects in corners and in margins. When we touch something, it touches us back. Grinding dust down to the base, we sculpt it vertical again, a future ruin;
Getting down to it, Like taking a rubbing.
An excavation of a future loss
Not necessary to pinpoint the start or the point of completion.

Getting right to it: What remains is what remains.

Curated by Shayna Miller

Exhibition MAP HERE

/Photo by Joey Gonnella

/Map design by Laura Zaveckaite


Adriana Furlong, A great flurry of movement, 2021, 18”x24”, archival blueprints, copper dust (oxidized), handcast concrete tiles

Adriana Furlong (b. Berkeley, CA) works in the ground between vernacular and notational history to excavate those residual memories, bodies and narratives that have been forgotten, lost and buried. Furlong’s work has been included in several group exhibitions in New York and recently in Miami. Her work has been reviewed by both Musee Magazine, and Teeth Magazine. Her writing is published at The Brooklyn Rail and Dovetail Magazine. Presented in this exhibition are Furlong’s works that meld concrete with archival blueprints.

Jonah Schwimmer, time on the clock, 24×24″, 2022, colored pencil, acrylic medium and paper on wood panel

Jonah Schwimmer (b. Denver, CO) is an artist based in New York City. His practice combines drawing and printing to explore personal conceptions of community, recreation and utopia.


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