Opening November 7: LEGACY at Knockdown Center, featuring work by Casey Schultz

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments


Starting this week, VCS third-year student Casey Schultz will have some of his work on display in the group exhibition LEGACY at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. The show opens tomorrow (Friday, November 7th), and will be up through the end of the month.

Here’s a description of the show from the gallery’s press release:

Knockdown Center is delighted to present a group exhibition of painting, sculpture, video and installation by artists and their artist parents. The exhibition opens on November 7th and runs until November 30th.

The works in this exhibition explore the ways in which a creative pursuit is inscribed and inherited throughout an artistic life. Emblematic of diverse processes and intentions, the works allude to one another in subtle and overt ways and serve as a non-verbal correlative to collected video stories presented amidst the installation. By portraying similarities and differences in styles and techniques of an artist and their artist parent, the pieces create a framework for examining the creative process as a life-long commitment that transcends the expectations of profession and audience.

What strategies are artists using to sustain a consistent and meaningful lifelong relationship with their work and in what ways could relatives participate directly in the creation of an art piece?

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of the catalogue LEGACY available at the opening and throughout the length of the exhibition.


Lilian and Ulrike Feser
Lola Göller and Mone Sommer
Constantin and Ulrich Hartenstein
Chelsea and Thurmont Knight
Rebecca (Marks) Leopold and Lee Bamberger Leopold
Casey and Kurt Schultz
Clemens and Hans-Heinrich Wilhelm

The opening reception for LEGACY will take place this Friday, November 7th from 6 to 9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view thereafter each Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 pm through November 30th. Knockdown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Avenue in Maspeth, Queens, within walking distance of the Jefferson L train stop in Bushwick (see the map below). For more information about the show, visit this page on the Knockdown Center’s website, or contact the gallery’s Creative Director Michael Merck at

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Visual & Critical Studies