The Gary Tatintsian Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition entitled "Lost in Space." A broad spectrum of international artists who work in a variety of media, converge in this exhibition, on the concept of space and its perception as neutral or value free. This notion, however part of a general consensus, has nonetheless been perceived along particular ways that evince specific biases...
Curated by Raul Zamudio
Bik Van der Pol
Luis Felipe Ortega
Franco Mondini Ruiz
The Gary Tatintsian Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition entitled "Lost in Space."
A broad spectrum of international artists who work in a variety of media, converge in this exhibition, on the concept of space and its perception as neutral or value free. This notion, however part of a general consensus, has nonetheless been perceived along particular ways that evince specific biases. The Renaissance theorist Leon Battista Alberti, for example, conceived perspective in painting as a window into pictorial space. Since seeing out a window into the world was thought to be natural, then basing a theory of painting on a perspective model would prove its universality. Other viewpoints dismantle this window by conceiving space in different terms. The artists in the exhibition use space idiosyncratically as their narrative point of departure in addressing space in myriad ways.
Bik Van der Pol integrate space and time in their installation by incorporating a text written by Yves Klein in defense of the monochrome. Cleverson manipulates space to the point of simulation in his photographic practice through a process of drawing and photo-reproduction. Nicola Costantino works with space in conflating the female body with a male object of recreation, thus converging sites of private and public desire. Stuart Croft's video appropriates the structures of the documentary and self-help therapy, rerouting them through a film noir aesthetic. Scott Lifschutz's painting of a suburban house presents us with a candid exploration of quotidian space as spectacle. Emma McCagg's recycling of art history is distilled through the biographies of the models that pose for her, that, in turn, confuse the categories of fiction and truth. Luis Felipe Ortega creates tension between formal space and narrative space via objects that have been depleted of cultural value. Franco Mondini Ruiz coyly operates in both high and low registers, through work that culminates in a trashy, faux Baroque exuberance. Javier Tellez's citing of Carl Andre is complicated by a subtle subtext that is as heady as it is irreverent Sari Tervaniemi's video unfolds in a three part detective story about a lost woman who is being sought within the backdrop of a global mise-en scene. And Daniel Zeller's work moves back and forth between abstraction and figuration, the micro and the macro, producing a sort of vertigo in the viewer that destabilizes the viewers' spatial relationships.
OPENING RECEPTION: November 15, 2001 6-8 PM
Image: Cleverson, Void, 2001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 6 PM
Gary Tatintsian Gallery
526 W. 26th Street. NY 10001
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