Curated by Eddie Martinez
June 27-August 1, 2008
Reception: Friday, June 27, 6-8 pm
Artist and curator, Eddie Martinez brings together four painters who each translate his visions of the world onto canvas with bold tones, expressive strokes and an idiosyncratic visual language.
Jamison Brosseau was born in Iowa in 1976. He received his masters from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He currently had his first solo show at Galleri Loyal, Stokholm.
Bendix Harms was born in Münster, Germany in 1967 and now resides in Hamburg. He shows with Anton Kern Gallery, New York and has been included in exhibitions at Galleri Faruschou, Copenhagen, Denmark and Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, among others.
Federico Herrero was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1978, where he lives and works. He shows with Pablo Leon de la Barra in London and Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf. Group exhibitions include biennials in Moscow, Prague, Singapore, and Venice, where he won the 2001 Golden Lion for the best artist under 35.
Ulrich Wulff was born in Kempten, Germany in 1975. He lives and works in Berlin. His work has been seen recently in group exhibitions at Salon 94 and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York and Gio Marconi, Milan, among others. He currently has a solo show at Galerie Gernd Kugler, Innsbruck.
Michele O’Marah and Henry Taylor
Javier Peres is pleased to present Michele O’Marah and Henry Taylor’s Repeat after me: I AM a Revolutionary. The exhibition is comprised of painting, sculpture, works on paper, and video, centering around the revolutionary figure and Black Panther leader Huey Newton.
Michele O’Marah approaches the subject through a video recreation of a 1973 interview between Newton and William F. Buckley, which took place at Trinity University as part of Buckley’s television program Firing Line. Interested in the drastically disparate backgrounds of Newton, a black, grass roots political icon, and Buckley, a wealthy, conservative blue blood, O’Marah dissects and pieces back together their substantive and unglamorous discussion about the broad topic of revolution. Using the original dialogue, O’Marah enlists non-actors, artists Henry Taylor, and Maynard Monrow to play the parts of Newton and Buckley. In addition to the video piece, O’Marah will display hand-made set pieces, works on paper, and photographic portraits of each character.
In addition to playing the role of Huey Newton, Henry Taylor will present several paintings inspired by the tumultuous life of the former Black Panther leader. Growing up in California at the height of the Black Panther movement, Taylor has had an ongoing interest in and connection to black political movements. Taylor’s paintings frequently address class struggle and racism often incorporating found objects and scraps into his frenetic and often biting painting. Taylor’s work will focus on the mythic political figure of Newton, as well as the equally controversial aspects of his storied, sordid personal struggle with violence and substance abuse.
One word AWESOME!
New work from kasper made on a roof in Norway, pretty evil!
Once again Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to open the big group show SUMMERTIME 08. Visitors will be presented for a fantastic diversity of works by the manifold artists of the gallery.
Rikke Benborg, who just received the 3-year work grant of the Danish Arts Foundation, will among others exhibit one of her newest video works. And Anders Brinch has just finished some brilliant large scale paintings, that can be seen as well. Furthermore the exhibition will be displaying new fascinating works by Christian Finne, Jon Stahn, Melou Vanggaard, Karin Kaster, Rasmus Rosengaard, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Christina Hamre, Thierry Feuz, Maria Torp and Theis Wendt.
Furthermore Galleri Christoffer Egelund presents a line of specially invited guest artists. On this occasion it will be possible to experience the Cuban artist, Odey Curbelo Urquijo’s paintings, who gives a little foretaste of what to expect in the Fall, when he on September 26th opens his soloshow in the project room of the gallery. Moreover, visitors will be introduced to the young promising Swiss video artists, Katja Loher, who for the first time in Denmark will show her unique video sculpture ”Video Optica”. Besides this visitors will be able to see new interesting works by René Holm, Crystel Ceresa, David Dellagi and Mikkel S. Andersen.
Has the depiction of reality become the last bastion of contemporary art and where painting will triumph over other media? Of course the Avante-garde movement had already rendered the genre given to the representation of things – the still life – especially fertile ground on which to experiment with new techniques and forms of representation. Pablo Picasso was not painting still lifes around 1907; “he was making a picture” (Margrit Rowell) and thereby revolutionising modern art.
Morten Buch, born in 1970 in Copenhagen, belongs to a generation of Scandina-vian painters, who combine the legacy of Danish Expressionism with the coolness of American Pop-art. Buch magnifies banal, commonplace objects, which also have a place in the repertoire of still life painting, and produces paintings of enormous proportions: vases, pipes, shoes, and tins. His heavily layered oil paintings reveal a veritable feast of sensuous paintings that confront us directly, carry us along, lull us, but still leave us bemused. As a result of their exaggerated formats of up to 300 x 300 cm, supposedly familiar things become divorced from their familiar and quintessential form and appear alien to us; as alien as some of the bizarre manipulations we see in today’s culture of digital imagery. For this young generation of artists, ‘The Last Resort’ is not a matter of depicting reality, but rather its ambiguous extension into other possible visual worlds.
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven is launching Morten Buch’s first solo exhibition outside Denmark and, in cooperation with Horsens Kunstmuseum in Denmark, the second venue between 4.10. and 7.12.2008, will show works from recent years as well as the very latest paintings.
A very cool young talent from Norway