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We are seeking funding for Another Green World, the upcoming exhibition at carriage trade, a non-profit exhibition space at 62 Walker St in Manhattan.

"Another Green World," the upcoming exhibition at carriage trade, intends to draw parallels between the American landscape tradition and the current preoccupation with "green" in popular culture. While the 19th century American landscape tradition linked the sublimity of nature with the existence of God, it also lent inspiration for westward expansion and the underlying impulse of “man's” dominion over nature. This mixture of the profound with the pragmatic speaks to a fundamental contradiction in society's relationship to nature, as the unchecked use of natural resources clashes with the idyllic image of nature as a world "set apart" and untouched by daily life. The commercial appropriation of green imagery is the most recent manifestation of this contradiction, as “green washing” facilitates the smoothing over of a conflict that most likely originates in the landscape tradition itself, where the detached appreciation for the wonders of nature eventually yields to the need to possess and control it. The exhibition will include work by Betty Beaumont, Neil Jenney, Barbara Ess, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Mathias Kessler, and others, and will open September 15.

Carriage trade's mission is to organize group exhibitions of recent and historically significant work that addresses its relevance to aesthetic and social concerns of the moment.The gallery began on Prince St above Fanelli’s in 2008, in a space temporarily donated by the landlord. These first exhibitions traveled to Galerie Erna Hecey in 2008-9, and carriage trade has since become a non-profit gallery. We are currently fundraising for the upcoming exhibition at 62 Walker Street.

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Note: For pledge amounts of $75 (“look-a-likes”) and $175 (“doubles”) please e-mail us, your image preference and we’ll do our best to accommodate you depending on availability. For the $350 pledge, the five look-a-likes are a fixed set.

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    Our sincere gratitude, and a thank you note from carriage trade director and staff.

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    Poster for the upcoming exhibition “Another Green World.” The exhibition will include work by Betty Beaumont, Neil Jenney, Barbara Ess, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Mathias Kessler, among others.

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    “Another Green World” poster and “Mistaken Identity” catalogue, with texts by carriage trade director and curator Peter Scott, and Fred Dewey, former director of Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles.

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    Archival Material (“look-a-likes”) edition, one framed 9" x 5" black and white portrait archival inkjet print from a series of “look-a-likes” of media personalities originally included in the exhibition "The Cult of Personality" at carriage trade in 2008 and Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels in 2009.

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    First exhibited at carriage trade in “Market Forces/ Part 1: Consuming Territories.” In 2008, Diane Nerwen’s Open House, (Chapter 1: Removal) was subsequently lengthened to a 31-minute video, which was recently shown at the Museum of Modern Art. The video presents powerful evidence of the destabilizing effects of the speculative housing boom in the Willamsburg section of Brooklyn.

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    Archival Material ("doubles") edition from the exhibition “Mistaken Identity.” One matted and framed 10" x 10" color archival inkjet print. The series pairs an image of a politician/celebrity with an image of their possible double displayed side by side.

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    Archival Material (Diana) edition, Unframed color archival inkjet print, 17" x 22". The image is from a newspaper article concerning a portrait of princess Diana that inspired Elton John. The article claims that Elton brought the portrait on tour and “talked to” Diana before each concert. Included in the exhibition "The Cult of Personality" at carriage trade in 2008 and Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels in 2009.

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    Archival Material (“look-a-likes”), set of five, framed 9" x 5," black and white portrait archival inkjet print from a series of “look-a-likes” of media personalities originally included in the exhibition "The Cult of Personality" at carriage trade in 2008 and Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels in 2009

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    Archival Material (Trigo/Osama) edition from “Mistaken Identity.” Matted and framed archival inkjet print, 18” x 24.” The image and text are derived from a letter sent to the FBI by the Spanish leftist politician Gaspar Llamazares Trigo. Trigo took issue with the FBI’s use of his image in a photo composite with Osama Bin Laden’s face, intending to show how Bin Laden might appear as an older man.

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    Archival Material (Trigo/Osama) edition from “Mistaken Identity.” Matted and framed archival inkjet print, 18” x 24.”, plus, Archival Material (Diana) edition, Unframed color archival inkjet print, 17" x 22", plus, Archival Material (“look-a-likes”), set of five.

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