In 2 & 3-D: Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Jonathan Borofsky, Ann Hamilton, Ellsworth Kelly and Susan Rothenberg
June 4 - July 17, 2009
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring six artists working in both 2 and 3 dimensions. The exhibition aims to present a coherent conversation between the relationship of print and object – both in the material processes and the conceptual underpinnings. Articulating the idea of a unified visual narrative within each artist's oeuvre, the gallery will be filled with a selection of prints and editioned sculpture by Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Jonathan Borofsky, Ann Hamilton, Ellsworth Kelly and Susan Rothenberg.
The inspiration for the exhibition was to spotlight new and recent publications produced at the Los Angeles-based artists' workshop, Gemini G.E.L., including: ▪ Two mysterious new etchings by Richard Artschwager entitled The Discovery Of Up And Down and The Discovery of Right and Left (2008); ▪ An amusing and surreal cast-aluminum ceiling sculpture by John Baldessari, God Nose (2007), humorously playing off the homophonous words "nose" and "knows" with a nose peeking through cartoon-like white clouds and blue sky; ▪ Two large screenprints from Johnathan Borofsky's Human Structures And The Light Of Consciousness series (2008), continuing in the artist's exploration of the interconnectivity of humanity and, through their size, evoking his large-scale installations; ▪ A striking coat by Ann Hamilton, shell (2007), made from industrial-grade white felt which imparts many meanings, most obvious among them a visual tribute to Joseph Beuys' Felt Suit from 1970; ▪ Ellsworth Kelly's new monumental 11-foot spectrum, Blue Gray Green Red (2008), a testament to the artist's keen sense of working with color and scale; ▪ And, finally, six new etchings by Susan Rothenberg from the Puppet Series (2008), rendering heads and arms, legs and torsos against dark, atmospheric grounds.
Given the diversity of these six artists, the exhibition finds its cohesion in the remarkable brilliance with which each approaches the challenge of working in a variety of two and three dimensional media.
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