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WILLIAM S. STONE | THE ROUGH STUFF    1. Jun - 8. Aug 2010


We are very excited to announce the re-location, re-opening and re-invention of The Proposition. The Proposition is now located at 2 Extra Place, East 1st Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, the alley behind the historic CBGB’S, steps from the New Museum on the new platinum coast of the Bowery.

In its new location, The Proposition will present a series of shows juxtaposing artists shown during its seven years in Chelsea with an exciting group of architecturally and sculptor based furniture designers. We will also explore multi-media artists’ adventures into furniture making and other functional objects with the emphasis on line, process and surface.

Our inaugural show, The Rough Stuff, features veteran New York artist William S. Stone (in co-operation with James Fuentes LLC) and includes a section of the film Out of Our Minds (Tony Stone, Melissa Auf der Maur, 2009) conceived and shot at the Stones’ country residence documenting the felling of majestic pine trees as a “19th century period piece” on their property. Subsequently, these very trees become the material for the whimsical collection of the artist’s “functional” and “non-functional” art objects, which will comprise the objects of our first exhibition.

William Stone has been featured in solo exhibitions at James Fuentes LLC, Tom Cugliani Gallery, Emily Harvey Gallery and The Clock Tower/P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, in addition to group exhibitions at The New Museum, Deste Foundation for the Arts, The Aldrich Museum and most recently; Socrates Sculpture Park and Engholm Engelhorn Galerie. Stone is represented by James Fuentes LLC, New York. James Fuentes was the curator for The United States of America vs. Alfredo Martinez at The Proposition in 2003, as well as Survival of the Shittest, featuring work by Brian DeGraw and David Perry at The Proposition in 2004.

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