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Jul, 2017

Graciela Cassel and Brett Swanson at Chaos/Control w/ MW Projects at Doing/Living Marketplace

July 26 – August 26, 2017
MW Projects and Doing/Living Marketplace Present Group Exhibition in Former Lee's Art Shop Building
Address: Doing/Living Marketplace, 218 West 57th Street, Second Floor, NYC
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 6-8pm

Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm, and by appointment


MW Projects is pleased to present Chaos/Control, a group exhibition featuring the works of Reut Asimini, Charlotte Becket, Christopher Beckman, Alva CalyMayor, Graciela Cassel, Amie Cunat, Jeremy Haik, Roxanne Jackson, Ambre Kelly, Aaron Krach, Alison Kudlow, Otto Milo, Jonathan Rider, Ross Sonnenberg, Christopher Stout, Brett Swenson and Jenny Wong-Stanley. The exhibition will be on view from July 26 through August 26, with a public opening reception on Wednesday, July 26, 6-8pm.

Through painting, sculpture, photography, performance and video, the 17 artists in the exhibition explore the duality of chaos and control, and how we occupy the space in-between. As we navigate our daily lives, isn’t it the unplanned moments that often bring the greatest joys? And do we actually gain control by letting go? Each work examines these questions in the creative process – revealing how artists alternate between chaos and control, and when an artwork takes on a life of its own.

MW Projects and Doing/Living Marketplace are excited to bring art back to 218 West 57th Street through this exhibition and related programming. This landmarked 1897 French Gothic building was home to Lee's Art Shop for over 60 years, and has been vacant since May 2016 after Lee’s heirs sold the building to Thor Equities and General Growth Properties. Doing/Living Marketplace will officially launch in September 2017 as a vertical marketplace synthesizing retail and culture in one 35,000 square foot building.


About MW Projects

MW Projects is a cultural production and art advisory firm dedicated to bringing contemporary art to historic sites, non-traditional venues and liminal spaces. We work with emerging and established artists to transform environments and encourage dialogue about contemporary art and culture. For more information, please visit

About Doing/Living Marketplace

Doing/Living Marketplace opens in September 2017 as a vertical marketplace synthesizing retail and culture under one roof. The space will offer retail, wellness and arts programming, while providing access to sustainably sourced ingredients and products. For more information, please visit


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