Art & Law Artist in Residence
Group Show featuring Eric Doeringer

Curator The Art & Law Residency

Run Dates: August 16th- August 27th 2010
Opening: Friday 30th of April at 6pm
Location: Maccarone
Directions: 630 Greenwich St. New York, NY. 10014

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is proud to announce this year’s Art & Law Residency Program participants. The eight visual artists and four writers will meet for semi-monthly Seminars directed at the theoretical and critical examination of current art and law issues. During the course of the Program, artists and writers will develop new projects and papers and receive support from Faculty on a regular basis to discuss and address the aesthetic, practical, philosophical, legal and judicial aspects of their work. The Residency will culminate in a public Exhibition and Symposium held at the Maccarone Gallery in New York City where the participants will exhibit their projects and present papers.
The twelve participants are:
Eric Doeringer, Alicia Grullón, Charles Gute, Nate Harrison, Bettina Johae, Miguel Luciano, Benjamin Tiven, and, Angie Waller.
Eric Doeringer received a BA in Visual Art from Brown University, an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Much of his work deals with the relationship between the original and the copy.  He has sold “Bootleg” copies of contemporary art on the streets of Chelsea, printed fake Art Basel VIP cards, created a tongue-in-cheek “fan site” dedicated to Matthew Barney, and embroidered the “Polo” logo by hand onto generic shirts.  Recently, Doeringer has recreated several books by Ed Ruscha and works by Conceptual artists such as Sol LeWitt, On Kawara, and Lawrence Weiner. Doeringer has had solo exhibitions at {CTS} Creative Thriftshop (NY), Apex Art (NY), Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects (Toronto, Canada), and Another Year In LA (CA) and has exhibited in group shows at venues including MUSAC (Spain), The Currier Musuem (NH), The Bruce Museum (CT), Albright College (PA), and Muhlenberg College (PA). Doeringer also curated “The Matthew Barney Show” - an exhibition of Matthew Barney fan art and ephemera - at Jack the Pelican (NY) and boca (San Francisco). In 2007, Doeringer received a production grant from the Whitney Museum’s IPO program.


about the organzation: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts as legal and judicial issues now permeate every aspect of social, political and cultural life, artistic production is no longer immune. The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for participants to engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical and intellectual standpoints. Using law as both a discourse and medium, new visual artwork and critical writing will come into being through the Program. All the participants will also gain experience and knowledge they can carry into the future beyond the Program.

about the gallery: Maccarone was first opened on November 3, 2001 in a four-story building on Canal Street in Chinatown where the gallery conceptually set a different model for an art gallery outside of the Chelsea art mold. The owner, Michele Maccarone, is known for supporting ambitious projects of artists she represents such as Christoph Büchel, Carol Bove, David Lamelas and Christian Jankowski.

  Install View: Art & Law Residency Program, Maccarone Gallery, New York. 2010.
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop, New York
Eric Doeringer, 2010,The Xeroxed Book, black and white photocopied paper, edition 2000, 8.5x11in
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop, New York
  Eric Doeringer, A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation (after John Baldessari)
2010, acrylic on canvas, 68x56.5in (cm)
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop, New York
Eric Doeringer, 2010, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 55, Pencil and Colored Pencil, Dimensions Variable. LeWitt’s directions for Wall Drawing 55 are, “Short vertical lines, four colors, each color drawn randomly for one hour."
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop, New York