Art was initiated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in September of 2003 by Drew
Heitzler and Flora Wiegmann as an artists’ space that would host
twenty-one exhibitions over a period of two years. The space operated
in a third floor loft at 281 N. 7th St. until August of 2004, when Drew
and Flora moved to California. Champion re-opened a month later in the
Culver City section of Los Angeles on the ground floor of a two-story
apartment at 6073 Comey Avenue, where it operated until the completion
of the project in November, 2005.
For each exhibition, the gallery would produce a desk-top published, zine-style
catalog in an edition of 100. Those small books were distributed freely
to gallery visitors. The page spreads that made up those catalogs now
make up this book, Champion Zero.
Participating artists include: Drew Heitzler, Mai-thu Perret, Steven Parrino, Bettina Funcke, Seth Price, Kelly Walker, Monique Van Genederen, Emily Sunblad, Josh Smith, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Roe Ethridge, Shana Lutker, Jonas Wood, Matt Johnson, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Katherine Bernhardt, Brian Bress, Fia Backström, John Tremblay, James Welling, Eric Wesley, Steven Shore, Alice Konitz, Skylard Haskard, Carter Mull.
With texts by: Charles Baudelaire, Steven Parrino, Kim Gordon, Jutta Koether, Carissa Rodriguez, Jonal Nobel, Petter Kallioinen, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Sophie Carr, John Tremblay, Walead Beshty, Anna Sew Hoy, Michael Zahn.