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The Hole Presents:


Playworks: Forever & Ever

November 17th - December 15th, 2018

On View Tue - Sat 12 PM - 7 PM

Thursday 12PM - 9PM

359 Canal Street, New York City

For the last two years we created a body of work called Playworks which involves sculpting, painting, & melting all of our favorite Pop cartoons and archetypes into new sculptures. What was once soft is now solidified eternally in bronze, locking in the gestural nature of the plastiline and in turn transforming the Pop myths of our childhood into classical figures including portrayals of iconic artworks of the

20th century done anew. This series of works reflects our personal journey as it twists and shifts always, a metamorphosis of meaning and learning, which we imprint in these works forever.



FriendsWithYou is the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. Known for immersive installations and interactive artworks, FriendsWithYou invites viewers of their work to reconnect with and reinterpret their lives through communal experiences. The artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, live performances, and more recently, virtual reality and animation. Incorporating the healing arts, modern rituals, animism, and unified symbols, their works are meant to prompt a wide spectrum of untapped emotions, from playfulness to self-reflection, enabling both personal and shared experiences. Their work reaches from the contemporary art world into popular culture, an exploration in service of people and the world we inhabit. FriendsWithYou’s mission is to cultivate moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interactions.

For more information contact

@friendswithyou           @theholenyc           #oncanal

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