June 4 – 23, 2012

Family Business – 520 West 21st StreetNew York

A project by Alice Conconi and Elena Tavecchia

David Adamo, Henning Bohl, Becket Bowes, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Matt Connors, Andy Coolquitt, Luca De Leva, Alex Philip Fitzgerald, Christian Frosi, Raphael Hefti, Tom Holmes, Zak Kitnick, Jorge Peris, Jory Rabinovitz, Chadwick Rantanen, Andra Ursuta, Mauro Vignando

straight up

1. Like the straight arrow, flying forward towards its target, straight up gets straight to the point. No bullshit, I am telling you exactly what I mean:

We should go to a movie straight up

Dude straight up, lets do this

2. To be right or for real:

Person 1: That is the coolest thing ever

Person 2: Straight up

3. Means you are being very serious. no joking here:

john-i slept with her last night

mike- no you didn’t

john- no dude straight up i did

4. No lies, Honesty, Truthfulness, No B.S., The Real Deal, Word up, etc…:

Paula Abdul said it better than I could with the chorus : “Straight up now tell me,

Do you really want to love me forever? Oh, oh, oh…

Or, am I caught in a hit and run?

Straight up now tell me,

Is it gonna be you and me together? Oh, oh, oh…

Are you just having fun?”

5. Without ice (used when describing drinks):

id like a margarita please.. straight up, no salt

6. Used to describe something that points upward:

that stick points straight up

Image above: Andy Coolquitt,red blue stick, 2011,Found lighters, acrylic, epoxy, 72 x 1.5 x 4.5”


Zak Kitnick

We Have to Pay Nothing for the Barn, 2012

Four unfinished rolled formed steel shelving posts

4 pieces, 99 x 1.25” each

Installed dimensions variable


Chadwick Rantanen

Telescopic Pole [Walkerball/Grey Camouflage], 2012

Anodized sandblasted aluminum, Walkerballs

dimensions variable: length: 99 to 281”, pole diameter: 1.5”, Walkerball diameter: 3”


Alex Philip Fitzgerald

2 Works by WS, 1969-1974, 2012

Painted wood, oil* on white linen

3 x 72 x 1” and 9 x 11”

Installed dimensions variable


Raphael Hefti

Replaying the Mistake of the Broken Hammer, 2011

Polished steel subjected to 560 Celsius degrees

diameter 2.3 x 55.1”


David Adamo

Untitled, 2012

Pine wood, rubber foot

36 x 5.5 x 1”


Luca De Leva

Rostov, 2012

ed TPU, air, etching plate

68.8 x 4.3 x 4.3” and 8.26 x 5.9”


Christian Frosi

New Title Pillow, 2012

Aluminum, pillow

72 x 7.8”

Installed dimensions variable


Andra Ursuta

Ass to Mouth, 2010

Wood, rubber, concrete, iodine

120 x 5 x 5”