Stone Dreams
Keef Winter | Steve Mykietyn

Exhibition open 05/31/14 - 06/20/14 
Public Opening May 31, 2014 6-10pm

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Henry David Thoreau

When we dream of stones we prop things upon them and wonder about the weight of some thing that can exist but if only briefly. Our dreams stir up in the night and fade fast as the sun rises. Who really knows how these dream connections are made or what synapses spark other channels to create these leaps of the mind? The struggle of the imagination within, dreams provide a second track to life. Our dreams sit like stones inside of us glowing, filling the vessel with radiance and pleasure. Dreams collide as a hammer swings or heartstrings strum, in time to the pulse of the stone, to the illusion of stone, the Stone Dream.

Stone Dreams begins at this point. It brings together new works of ORGY PARK’s founder Steve Mykietyn and London-based artist Keef Winter. The show consists of sculptures from Winter and new paintings from Mykietyn with some considered overlap.

Previously, the two artists collaborated on a mobile street booth project from 2006-2010 called Cuboid. This will be the first time the artists have collaborated on a project since. You are invited to come and view the overlapping unison of dreams and join the artists for refreshments and conversation.

Keef Winter (born 1980, N. Ireland) is an artist based in London. He works using a material language he calls the Handyman Aesthetic. His work has recently been exhibited at Chandelier Projects, London, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo and Temporary Arts Project, Southend-on-Sea. In 2013 he self- published a monograph entitled ‘I Can Be Yours’.
Steve Mykietyn was born in Norwich, CT in 1978. Past shows include ‘Deathlords of Karaoke, Gallery Titanik, Turku; ‘Battle Bags’ AIAV, Yamaguchi; ‘My Brain’s a Cliff and My Heart’s a Bitter Buffalo’ a two-part show at castillo/corales, Paris and Jonathan Viner, London. ‘Have to hand, by my hand, oh handyman’ Flood, Dublin. Mykietyn founded and directs Orgy Park. 

  Keef Winter, Steve Mykietyn, Orgy Park, New York