Andra Ursuta, "Solitary Fitness"

Venus , Lenox Hill Tuesday March 12 2013 10:00 - 18:00
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
1/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, Stoning Wall (Bad, Bad Painting 1), detail, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
2/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, Stoning Wall (Bad, Bad Painting 1), 2013 + Stoning Wall (Bad, Bad Painting 2), 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
3/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
4/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
5/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
6/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
7/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
8/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, Dumb Belles 3, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
9/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, Dumb Belles 2, 2013
 (Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan)
10/10
Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan
Andra Ursuta, Dumb Belles 1, 2013

Charles Bronson, known as Britain's most unruly prisoner, serves as the point of departure for Andra Ursuta's latest show, which takes its title from a fitness book Bronson wrote while in solitary confinement. Mainly, the tome provides a conceptual frame for the Romanian artist to pursue her interest in violent themes. The centerpiece consists of a baseball-pitching machine modified to hurl stones at a flesh-colored tiled wall covered with human hair and filth.

Venue name: Venus
Contact:
Address: 980 Madison Ave
third floor
New York City

Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St