Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
September 6 - October 13, 2007
Opening reception: Thursday, September 6, 6-9 pm
Cynthia Broan Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our fall season with our second solo exhibition by Shannon Lucy as well as James Clauer's intriguing short documentary Aluminum Fowl, and photographer Brent Stewart's portraits of the impersonator characters in the upcoming film Mister Lonely, directed by Harmony Korine. The three artists in this dynamic lineup are all friends from Nashville.
Shannon Lucy's show last year introduced us to her world of made-up memories, the paintings depicting mementos of a faded corporate empire- maps, journals, flags and medals evoking a nostalgia for lost innocence. In this new series, Paintings, drawings and other modern artifacts, the story becomes more personal, presenting a series of childhood memories which seem to present evidence that there was indeed an age of true innocence. A little girl's dance leotard, her cross-stitch declaring a pure heart, and a cryptic but earnest Rainbow Chart show youthful intent and abandoned endeavors. The
darkness or disappointment of the future lurks humorously within the sentimentality, and the artifacts reveal the inevitable loss of the girl's innocence. The page of a primer using the example of Bo Peep for a grammar exercise, the story of a fire in the attic, and a specimen plate of vicious, almost laughing, tiger teeth are her early teachings of a world of violence and disappointment. In another primer, we learn than Little Lucy learns the word "black", as in sheep and flag, confronting her own nonconformity at an early age. Shannon Lucy's world of nostalgia becomes our own, the artifacts reminding us all of the treasures, the projects and the ideals we have abandoned long ago.
Brent Stewart photographed his series of character portraits while working as still photographer for the film Mister Lonely, which recently premiered at Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of a Michael Jackson impersonator in Paris who ends up at a castle where a group of impersonators of famous people live communally and prepare for a big show. The black and white portraits evocatively depict people who have chosen to abandon their own identity to assume the character of the famous person they idolize. Stewart captures the longing and the loneliness of the compromised and conflicted characters, who seem to lack the confidence to pull off the celebrity they wish to become. Charlie Chaplin, Abe Lincoln, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Queen of England are just some of the characters, but the portraits heighten the sense of struggle within the primary character, the nobody trying so hard to be a somebody.
James Clauer's short documentary Aluminum Fowl (2006), which Brent Stewart worked on as well, is a portrait of four brothers living on a chicken farm in the rural south who hang around and fight their chickens, along with some cats and dogs. The boys don't seem to have hopes or dreams, or any chance of change in their situation, so their struggle is primarily against boredom. They kill time by playing with the chickens, even bathing and sleeping with them, and instigating the fights just to make something happen. Despite violence and apathy, the film reveals an honesty and a sense of belonging and acceptance that ultimately makes them true protagonists.
Shannon Lucy, b. 1977 Nashville TN, received her MA at New York University. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Brent Stewart, b.1974 Nashville, TN, received his MA at Goldsmiths College, London. His directorial debut, Blackberry Winter (2006), produced by O'Salvation, is currently on the festival circuit. He lives and works in Nashville. James Clauer, b. 1973 Nashville TN, is a self-taught artist who began his film career as cinematographer for Gummo. Aluminum Fowl has screened at several prestigious film festivals, including Sundance and Rotterdam. Clauer currently lives in Los Angeles.Aluminum Fowl and Mister Lonely were both produced by O'Salvation, founded by Harmony Korine and agnés b.
The gallery wishes to extend very special thanks to O'Salvation.
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David Lamelas "London Friends (Lynda Morris)", 1974
Black and white photograph
Detail from the contact print
© David Lamelas
September 6 - 29, 2007
Opening: Thursday, September 6, 6 - 8 P.M.
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to announce an exhibition of Argentinian-born artist David Lamelas. With both Lamelas´ seminal film installation "Film Script (Manipulation of Meaning)" (1972) and the photo series "London Friends" from the following year, the show focuses on two works the artist realized during his residency in London from 1968 to 1977.
David Lamelas is one of the pioneers of Conceptual Art and the related practice of institutional critique which developed during the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, he emerged in the early sixties with an arsenal of artistic strategies and a clarity of concept that at the time had not previously been formulated within any cultural context in Europe and the United States.
Characteristically, his use of different media is wide ranging, and has included sculpture, site specific installation and performance, as well as drawings, photographs and film, the latter of which he is perhaps most known for. What unifies this wide range of medium is the artist‘s focus on the transmission of “information”: the conditions for the production of art and its perception, the notion of "time" and "space", the role of the viewer, and perhaps more crucially the generation and manipulation of meaning in contemporary mass media.
In 1968, the year he represented Argentina at the Venice Biennial, Lamelas also moved to London where he studied sculpture at St. Martin´s School of Art and stayed until 1977. It was during this time that Lamelas created his seminal installation work "Film Script (Manipulation of Meaning)", consisting of the simultaneous projection of one film and three slide sequences. The first presentation of the work was held at Nigel Greenwood‘s gallery in 1972. Filmed within the gallery itself with Greenwood’s assistant Lynda Morris playing the leading role, the plot and location of this film was intriguingly self-referential. The film projects a running accumulation of scenes that may just as well be documentary as fictional. The first slide projector shows the action in a sequence of stills; the second shows two of the pivotal sequences of the film in a different order; while the third cuts out key moments of the action. Thus Lamelas varies the ways in which action is being manipulated, which in turn affects narrative development and influences its reception.
In the second work on display, "London Friends", 1973, Lamelas explores the narrow space between fiction and reality. Having invited a number of friends to a photo-session in a studio to have their pictures taken by a professional fashion photographer, Lamelas found that his subjects naturally took on glamorous poses embodying an image of fictionalized portraits of famous personalities. The resulting images, being simultaneously personal portraits and “fashion” photography, become a striking portrayal of the London scene at the time.
David Lamelas lives and works in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
Recent solo exhibition of Lamelas’ work have been held at the Secession, Vienna; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; and Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen. Lamelas´ work ´The Violent Tapes of 1975´ is currently on view in "Panic Attack", the Barbican´s survey on art in the punk years.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
For Hudson’s second solo exhibition at Rokeby the artist will present one work, which will extend from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall, installed during August, over a five week period prior to the opening.
Crossing between sculpture and installation, Hudson’s practice and materials evolve in response to places and events. His forthcoming installation will include the discarded and overlooked objects of London’s streets and cheap mass-produced goods, constructed with both energy and wit.
Hudson’s practice is concerned with the politics of materiality. The use of every day and redundant objects as viable artistic material has recurred throughout the 20th Century and has its roots in the work of pivotal artists such as Kurt Schwitters and in Duchamp’s ready-made. In his recent large installations parallels can be drawn to the sprawling spaces of Hirschorn, and Takahashi.
Hudson comments on the issues of the day as well as the history of modern life and art in installations that employ the formal analysis of minimalism with the joie de vivre of the baroque. His work, often in an apparent state of ruin and of monumental fragility, remind us of the chaos of daily perception. He glorifies the mundane and celebrates in formal simplicity, all the while communicating on the ageless themes of love, life and death.
Since completing his six month Parade Ground residency, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship, Hudson spent two months in Nairobi and has since been based in Los Angeles. Solo presentations have included Monitor, Rome, Zinger Presents Amsterdam, and Liste, Basel. Commissions have included the Scholl Collection, Miami and Comme Des Garcons in London and Tokyo. Forthcoming commissions and exhibitions include the Zabludowicz Collection, London, Locust Projects, Miami and an installation as part of BodyCity, the Docklands, Dublin.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Leslie Shows Book Launch Party
Wednesday, August 22 6-8PM
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Headlands and Jack Hanley Gallery invite you to a party in honor of Leslie Shows: Heap of Elements, a limited edition artist book. This artist book was produced in conjunction with Leslie Shows' 2006-07 Tournesol Award Residency at Headlands, and in support of the next phase of her rapidly emerging career. The 54-page limited edition book features detailed views of Shows' paintings, accompanied by related texts and clad in dust jackets hand-painted by the artist.
Jack Hanley Gallery
395 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2007
Once Upon a Time, 2007, aluminum, 39 x 22 x 12cm
Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to announce the re-opening of its Stockholm gallery at Hudikvallsgatan, under the directorship of Ben Loveless. For this occasion, the gallery will present an exhibition of new works by the Swedish artist Magnus Wallin. Wallin will show eight sculptures and one new video work which are formally and conceptually representative of his inquiry into the ideology of physical beauty in Western culture.
Wallin’s work takes on the norms that define an ideal body in the history of images. In fact, Wallin was born with a withered arm which has allowed him to personally confront the visual authority of the ideal body. In the works “Intimate“ and “Once Upon a Time“ Wallin uses 1:1 casts of his disfigured finger and arm, respectively, as a basis from which to work. Wallin questions how historical efforts to define and standardize what is physically “normal“ have changed the self’s perception of the body. Thus, the subject’s identity is a product of a social and moral education that stresses basic ‘standards’ of being.
Wallin explores the institutions that propose the distinction between what is ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ as natural. This dualism is artificial according to Wallin, used to exclude those who are ‘different.’ In “Lamp,“ an old Art Deco lamp in the form of a dancer has, instead of a shade, the top portion of a skull attached on top. Similarly, in “Institute“ a rib cage has been flipped upside down and lined with a plastic bag. These objects attempt to visualize, in the artist’s words, ‘the structures of oppression,’ aiming at an alternate narrative to the constant classification of the human body.
Magnus Wallin was born in 1965 in Kåseberga, Sweden, he is based I Malmö. This is his third time exhibiting at Galerie Nordenhake. He studied fine art at the Konsthögskolan Valand in Gothenburg and at the Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen. Recent shows include “Meet the New You”, Des Moines Art Center, USA (2007), “Black box Magnus Wallin”, Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, USA (2006) “Physical Sightseeing“ at the Kunsthalle Wien/Ursula Blicke Video Archive (2006), “The Moderna Exhibition“ at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006), “Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation“ at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2005), "Physical Paradise", James Cohan Gallery (2002), "Solo", Tensta Konstahall and Malmö Konsthall (2002), "Physical Sightseeing", Boras Konsthall and Uppsala Konstmuseum (2001-2000), and "Skyline", Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2000). During the last years, his works have been presented among other venues at Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Egofugal, 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001), “Hieronymus Bosch,“ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2001), “Plateau of Mankind,“ 49th Venice Biennial (2001), Impakt Festival, Centraal Museum in Utrecht (2001), and “End of the World & Principle Hope,“ Kunsthaus Zürich (1999).
Opening: Thursday August 30, 2007, 17.00-20.00
Exhibition period: August 31 - September 29, 2007
Installation views are available after the opening at www.nordenhake.com
Please contact the gallery for further information and press images
CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON MIROSLAW BALKA ANN BÖTTCHER JOHN COPLANS JONAS DAHLBERG ANN EDHOLM SPENCER FINCH HREINN FRIDFINNSSON ANTONY GORMLEY FRANKA HÖRNSCHEMEYER GUNILLA KLINGBERG Eva LÖFDAHL INGO MELLER MEUSER ESKO MÄNNIKKÖ SIROUS NAMAZI WALTER NIEDERMAYR MARJETICA POTRČ HÅKAN REHNBERG ULRICH RÜCKRIEM KARIN SANDER MICHAEL SCHMIDT LEON TARASEWICZ JOHAN THURFJELL ALAN UGLOW GÜNTER UMBERG MAGNUS WALLIN RÉMY ZAUGG
NB: new address
HUDIKSVALLSGATAN 8, SE-113 30 STOCKHOLM
T. 46 8 211892 F. 46 8 109641
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24. august - 22. september Fernisering den 24. august 2007 kl. 17-20
Backroom: Michael Mørk
24. august - 22. september Fernisering den 24. august 2007 kl. 17-20
Backroom: Michael Mørk
"I’m deeply superficial" + katalogudgivelse Galleri Tom Christoffersen præsenterer Mogens Møllers separatudstilling: KRYPTO PLASTIK - med skulpturer der vejer 1/2 ton, årtusinder gammel tekst, selvbiografisk fotografi og meget mere. I dag afdækkes alt. Vores forbrugsvaner, gener, økonomi og resultatet skal helst kunne forklares i en hurtig powerpoint-præsentation. Mogens Møller går i den modsatte retning. I stedet for at konstruere områder der krænges ud, bevarer kunstneren steder, som stadig kan være hemmelige, og han skaber rum, som ikke er tilgængelige. Det lyder kryptisk, men netop det at kode en form og et sammenhænge og at skabe mulighed for at koden kan brydes på utallige måder, er det bærende i denne udstilling. Værkudvalget spænder vidt: Tvetydige minimalistiske objekter, der skaber synsbedrag ved at være i ubalance. Støttepiller kendt fra antikkens figurer, der forskydes i tid, skala og sammenhænge, så anordningen i dag vejer 400 kg og mister sin oprindelige funktion. Tekster, der alle er skabelsesberetninger, men som ikke peger på den samme oprindelse. Udstillingen KRYPTO PLASTIK er en rum(me)lig formverden med respekt for den enkeltes tid og tankegods. Den udfordrer vanetænkning og opfordrer os til selv at skabe nye forbindelser. Mogens Møller (1934) er tidigere professor ved det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi. Af offentlige arbejder i samarbejde med Hein Hensen og Stig Brøgger kan nævnes Stjerner, Aalborg Universitet 1980, Fredens Port, Kbh 1982. Mogens Møller er bl.a. repræsenteret på Statens Museum for Kunst, Malmö Kunsthal, Moderna Museet Stockholm og Sharjah Art Museum, FAE. Kunstneren er blevet tildelt adskillige hædersbevisninger såsom Eckersberg Medaljen (1988), Thorvaldsen Medaljen (1994) og I 1994 blev Mogens Møller honoreret med Statens Kunstfonds livsvarig ydelse. Udstillingen er støttet af Kunstrådets Billedkunstudvalg.
GALLERI TOM CHRISTOFFERSEN
Skindergade 5 • DK-1159 København K
Tlf. +45 33917610 / +45 26377210 •
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Dear Friends of the Gallery
You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening of our new exhibition on
Saturday, August 25, 2007, from 11am to 6pm
Marcus Knupp will be present.
Arndt Partner Zurich is featuring the emerging painter Marcus Knupp, currently based in Berlin. Born 1978 in Germany to American parents, the artists’ understanding and exposure to both cultures was through the lens of his biographical status – being in the middle and armed with a mass of cultural pop imagery which he uses in a paste like application to create landscapes and narrative scenes that exist in layered abstract lines of thought.
Marcus is more interested in the foggy zone of psychological response rather then in premeditated commentary. The artist allows the work to dictate its own creation, thus evoking pictorial zones with multiple interpretations. All of this is done with a light hand, and heart, with a playful sensibility and at the same time with a rare self-confidence of being the master of his canvas.
Season Opening of the Zurich Galleries on 22 and 24/25 August 2007.
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
@ ShContemporary – GALERIE KRINZINGER
Galerie Krinzinger is pleased to announce the participation at ShContemporary, the new international Art Fair in Shanghai, Asia, 6 to 9 September 2007.
This new art fair is organized by the galerist Pierre Huber and Lorenzo Rudolf, well known from Art Basel and Bologna.
Galerie Krinzinger and Galerie Cristina Guerra (Lisbon, Portugal) will present
NEW WORKS of ERWIN WURM at the joint booth.
We would be very glad to welcome you at our booth, number W2-11.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
Our mobile phones at ShContemporary: + 43 676 32 48 379 / + 43 676 32 48 385
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We are delighted to invite you to the opening of our upcoming exhibition with three artists from Asia on
Friday, August 24th 2007, from 18–21h
In his energetic works on canvas, the Vietnamese artist Pham Ngoc Duong (1976) focusses on human faces in close vision, leading us almost ‘under the skin’ of the persons portrayed.
The young Sichuan painter Zhang Tingqun (1981) questions the collision between China and the West, and looks at how development, although progressive, does not necessarily replace tradition.
With his porcelain sculptures, the Chinese artist Xu Yihui (1964) intriguingly reacts to new lifestyles in China, brought about by the arrival of globalized consumer culture.
We look forward to welcoming you at the gallery.
With kind regards,
Avanthay Contemporary AG
CH – 8005 Zurich
Tel +41 (0) 43 205 27 07
Fax +41 (0) 43 205 27 09
The gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Limmatstrasse 275, opposite the Loewenbraeu-area (Tram 4/13, stop “Dammweg”).
Tue - Fri 12 – 18h, Sat 11 - 16h
Artists of the gallery
China: He Sen, Liu Fei, Shi Jinsong, Shi Xinning, Xu Yihui, Yang Jinsong, Qi Zhilong, Zhang Fazhi, Zhang Tingqun, Zhou Xiaohu
India: Kirti Joshi
Korea: Dongwook Lee, Osang Gwon, Suejin Chung
Philippines: Leslie De Chavez
Vietnam: Pham Ngoc Duong
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Friday, August 17, 2007
3. august - 18. august 2007
Galleri Tom Christoffersen præsenterer Jesper Fabricius separatudstilling: DANSK SAMTIDSKUNST.
Et gråt apokalyptisk modellandskab og en frise af portrætter fra kulørte 1970er pornoblade er begge værker, der indgår på denne kontrastfyldte og kortvarige udstilling.
Modellandskabet indtager hele gallerirummet. Dette trøstesløse ingenmandsland af forladte arkitektoniske strukturer er blottet for den melankolske poesi, som dystre fremtidsvisioner plejer at indeholde. Værket bærer konstaterende indskriften: OUR IDEAS AND DESIRES, der samtidig rammer frisen af portrætter, der med Fabricius humor kritisk forskyder fokus fra akten til 70ernes utopiske forestillinger.
Alvor og subtil humor samt brugen af fragmenter fra arkitektur og pornografi har kendetegnet Jesper Fabricius alsidige produktion gennem årene. DANSK SAMTIDSKUNST markerer derfor med rette kunstnerens runde fødselsdag, som Galleri Tom Christoffersen på ferniseringsdagen stolt er med til at fejre.
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- Chitra Ganesh, Project Space 1 + 2 : Loukia Alavanou
HAAS FISCHER is delighted to present the first European solo show of New York based artist Chitra Ganesh (*1975). Simultaneously project space 1 + 2 feature two works by Greek video artist Loukia Alavanou (*1979, lives and works London).
Chitra Ganesh explores in her digital collages, drawings and mural paintings impressions of different cultures, both Eastern and Western. Because of the artists Indian roots, Hindu and Greek mythology have, alongside with post-colonial approaches, become solid parts of her visual vocabulary. In her works the boundaries between race, sex and sexual orientation disappear. Dreams and memories are detached from their repression and, enhanced by the dissonance between text and imagery, let the subconscious emerge. Her comics tell dreamlike stories that are not only inspired by Hindu and other mythologies but lyric poetry and song lyrics (both Bollywood and Girl Rock).
In Tales of Amnesia (2002/2007), a comic consisting of 21 parts, Ganesh revolves close around the Amar Chitra Katha comics, a comic book series which illustrates and disseminates the myths at the core of Hindu culture since the late 1960s. The so found imagery is reorganized, manipulated, recombined and added destabilizing, enigmatic textual elements that create a post modern saga of love and death, destruction and creation. The fact that all 21 parts are at least seemingly related to one another in a strange and broken story line allows the viewer the particular challenge of imaginative plot construction.
In her video installation Loukia Alavanou researches pop culture and today’s mass media industry with its informative and visual overflow. She uses found footage from movies and photography and with a lot of dark humour works it up to surrealistic compositions. In her animated collage Birds and Feathers Alavanou merges details, elements and sounds from various sources: an old Greek photograph, a contemporary horror film, a 1930’s erotica film, Hitchcock’s famous Birds and a cartoon. She creates a monstrous body consisting of fragmented parts and telling a tale of violence and horror.
Both Chitra Ganesh and Loukia Alavanou filter well known images from various cultural circles, reorganize them and by creating surreal scenes draw an irritating view of our world. Alavanou is interested in the language of the cinema and approaches her work in a cinematographic kind of way, whereas Ganesh’s narratives are more similar to sequences from comic books.
Loukia Alavanou has been nominated for the Deste Prize 2007. An exhibition catalogue will be published in collaboration with upstairs Gallery Berlin.
HAAS & FISCHER
8004 Zürich Phone +41 (0)43 538 61 46
Fax +41 (0)43 538 61 53
firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours
Wed - Fri 14 - 18
Sat 12 - 16
Sun - Tue by appointment
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Sept. 14 − Oct. 27, 2007
Gallery.sora. is pleased to announce "EREHWON", an exhibition focusing on
by Shinpei Kusanagi (b. 1973), on view from September 14th to October 27th
The title of the exhibition "EREHWON" is taken from the fictional
kingdom in the eponymous 1872
Samuel Butler story. "EREHWON", or "nowhere" spelled backwards, is a kingdom
where values are upside down, which the protagonist discovers beyond an unknown mountain range.
Irrationality is a virtue, "progress" is denied, and people live a live attuned to morality. In
preparing for this exhibition, I thought it a good opportunity to revisit this book, and--though it was not the point of the story at all--what struck me, and disappointed me, was the fact that even the Erehwon people, who live in a specifically different value system, are still bound to the same sense of temporal relation.
All things must come to an end. No one can remain in stasis. No matter
how enjoyable or how intolerable the present is, the time, environment, friends, lovers,
everything about one's surroundings keeps changing, steadily. Unfortunately there are no options. This is as much our hope as it is our despair. All that is left for us to do, every time our surroundings are remade a blank canvas, is to once again draw as beautiful a picture as we can. Even though, no matter how amazing the pictures we create, or how fantastic the melody we play, it is all fatally destined to be washed away. Important memories we never want to forget, as well as hellish events we never want to remember - once past, they all lose their veracity in time, and disappear. Nothing really is left to us. We all know this, we've all lived it.
And because I always felt the pull of this muddy vortex of temporal
relations, toyed with like a floating leaf, I always dreamt of stasis; not taking one step, remaining precisely at one point.
I was sure that there had to be a place, which could be reached by seemingly
absurd acts, like holding an umbrella in a downpour and not even thinking about raising
it... because any choice would create a new current. Then choosing "not choosing" just to spite
choice, and then within the still other current that appears from that decision, and cursing this
preposterousness with all of my heart, I've still yet not managed to ignore it. Beyond the
mountain range of layer upon layer of repainted memories and environments, the accidental hues and accents which compliment and accentuate and resonate amongst each other, out of the billowing mists, I will, maybe, someday reach that "place which is no place=nowhere", the
symphony that is "EREHWON." Shinpei Kusanagi
For further information, please contact
Chuo-ku, Tokyo #104-0033,
Telephone : 81 03 5542 3615
Open : Thu - Sat, 2 - 7pm
Exhibition: Nahoko Yamaguchi / press: Kyoko Nitta
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Kehinde Wiley's draws from a range of art historical and vernacular styles in his compositions; from the French Rococo to the contemporary urban street. Wiley collapses history and style into a uniquely contemporary vision. He describes his approach as "interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit." He makes figurative paintings that "quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of 'power.'" His "slightly heroic" figures, sometimes larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening. He deliberately mixes images of power and spirituality, using them as a filter in the portrayal of masculinity. After receiving his MFA from Yale in 2001, Wiley began exhibiting at Deitch Projects in New York, Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles. His most recent exhibitions include Passing / Posing at the Brooklyn Museum in New York; Columbus, at the Columbus Museum, OH; Scenic, at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; and The World Stage: China, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.
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