Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom

A.K. Burns, Aaron Johnson, Anna Sew Hoy, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Cody Critcheloe/SSION, Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff*, Dana Schutz, Dawn Frasch, Dawn Kasper, Dawn Mellor, Dean Daderko As Referee, Eve Fowler & Math Bass, Explosion Robinson, Fastwurms, Leidy Churchman, Two Serious Ladies, Ulrike Muller, Zackary Drucker + A.L. Steiner

November 20, 2009 – December 23, 2009 545 West 23rd Street

Press Release

“Ridykeulous: Too big to fail.” – Roberta Smith, NY Times

Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte is pleased to present Ridykeulous.

Ridykeulous are more than pleased with ourselves to announce the group exhibition Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom, curated with an iron fist by Ridykeulous, otherwise known as Nicky E. and UnkAL, a.k.a Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner.

We’re thinking of wreckage and ruin, death, patricide, matricide, fratricide, infanticide, feticide, foeticide, anything odious, and as always, sexual perversion, the demonic, darkness, supernaturallity, raising the dead, the eminent demise of civilization and stuff like that.

We are doing this show now in hopes that we become rich enough to have this collection of universe-altering works shown at The New Museum and buy a condo in MoMA’s ultra-luxury residences. And needless to say, we’re extremely pleased thus far with the positive reviews coming in.

Brooklyn-based artist A.L. Steiner uses constructions of photography, video, installation, collaboration, performance writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a cynical queer eco-feminist androgyne. She’s a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-founder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) and cheats on Nicky E. with other numerous visual and performing artists. Steiner is represented by Taxter & Spengemann.

Nicole Eisenman currently has solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, NY and Leo Koenig Inc., NY. She has also had solo shows at the Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany, and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, The Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland and the San Francisco Art Institute.