Curator's Office at Moving Image Art Fair New York.

In Featured Events / March 2, 2014

Curator’s Office is pleased to present videos by internationally acclaimed and award winning artist team Nicholas & Sheila Pye. Curator’s Office will present the American premiere of Nicholas & Sheila Pye’s acclaimed and award winning Trilogy at the Moving Image Art Fair New York at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Chelsea from March 6 – 9, 2014. In December of 2013, the Pyes’ Trilogy won the $ 20,000 Video Art Award at the CONTEXT and ART Miami Art Fairs as part of LaRete Projects specially curated video section.

Trilogy includes three films made between 2004 – 2007: The Paper Wall, 2004, (won the Worldwide Short Film Festival’s Best Experimental Film Award); A Life of Errors, 2006 (acquired & exhibited by the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden); Loudly, Death Unties, 2007 (acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto).

The Pyes’ artistic output spans photography, film, performance, video, and installation while acknowledging the profound influences of surrealism in film, narrative conventions in painting, 19th and early 20th century portraiture, and conceptual approaches to subject matter. Given this well-versed theoretical blend, they avoid prosaid performance art documentation, preferring to transform their photographs and films into works that cleverly reconfigure art historic antecedents.

Nicholas & Sheila Pye, The Paper Wall, 2004, 16 mm film, stereo sound, 10 minutes, ed. of 12. Used here courtesy of Curator's Office. All rights reserved.
Nicholas & Sheila Pye, The Paper Wall, 2004, 16 mm film, stereo sound, 10 minutes, ed. of 12. Used here courtesy of Curator's Office. All rights reserved.

The Pyes have exhibited their work at museums such as The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Incheon Women’s Biennial, Incheon, Korea; Kunsthallen Brænderigården, Denmark; Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA: The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada; and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Fur further information, please contact Andrea Pollan at andrea.pollan@gmail.com.

Films and photographs by Nicholas & Sheila Pye may be previewed at nickandsheila.com.

To purchase the 52 page full color book, Nicholas & Sheila Pye with texts by curator Andrea Pollan and an interview with the artists about this body of work by critic Anna Sansom, please contact the gallery at andrea.pollan@gmail.com or andrea@curatorsoffice.com.

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