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Peter Nadin, The Raft, 2011, honey, terra-cotta, wood, twine, bank run, wax, and ham, 24' x 24' x 9 1/2".

Peter Nadin

Gavin Brown's enterprise | 620 Greenwich Street

Peter Nadin, The Raft, 2011, honey, terra-cotta, wood, twine, bank run, wax, and ham, 24' x 24' x 9 1/2".

Before he stopped exhibiting in 1992, Peter Nadin was associated with many of the leading protagonists in the New York art world of the time. He ran a studio/exhibition space whose first show was with Christopher D’Arcangelo, collaborated with Jenny Holzer, and showed at Richard Prince’s short-lived gallery Spiritual America. But then he spent more than a decade “unlearn[ing] how to make art,” during which time he worked as a farmer in upstate New York, and also taught a course at Cooper Union about biological theories of consciousness and their relationship to art-making.

Nadin’s recent exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, his first commercial show in almost twenty years, sought to bring together these apparently diverse preoccupations. It featured a pop-up farm store selling “honey, maple syrup, tisane, coffee, pâté, rillettes, and eggs.” It hosted evening events such as a “

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