Jordan Wolfson: his newly commissioned film project, "Untitled false document", encompasses the entire exhibition space. Curated by Gianni Jetzer. Greg Parma Smith's exhibition features a group of paintings, installed as a series, that wryly play with the differences between representation and design strategies. His work examines the interstice where design objects from places such as Pier 1 Imports imitate culturally specific products. Curated by Piper Marshall.
Curated by Gianni Jetzer
Swiss Institute is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition of Jordan Wolfson. The newly commissioned film project, untitled false document, 2008 encompasses the entire exhibition space.
Jordan Wolfson (born 1980) is based in New York and Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at Art Basel Statements 2007 (with T293, Naples), Kunsthalle Zurich, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Johann Koenig Gallery, and Yvon Lambert Gallery. Select group exhibitions include The Whitney Biennial (2006), New York; the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2007); Learn to Read, Tate Modern (2007); Stop & Go, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2007); and Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute (2008).
On the occasion of the exhibition, an illustrated catalogue will be published with contributions by Maxwell Graham, Beatrix Ruf, and Philippe Vergne, edited by Max Andrews / Latitudes.
untitled false document is made possible in part with funds from The Greenwall Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Greg Parma Smith
Curated by Piper Marshall
Swiss Institute is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of New York-based painter Greg Parma Smith. The exhibition features a group of paintings, installed as a series, that wryly play with the differences between representation and design strategies. Smith's work examines the interstice where design objects from places such as Pier 1 Imports imitate culturally specific products.
Smith's paintings are derived from his caricature of the decorative, mass-produced design objects, found at retailers, which appropriate other cultures only to reduce them to commodity. Through a process of framing, outlining, flattening and layering, the artist re-appropriates mass produced design to provoke a formal examination of surface
Greg Parma Smith (born 1983), a Swiss-American artist, lives and works in New York. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2007. Group exhibitions include A Great Delicacy, Taylor de Cordoba Gallery and Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery.
Image: Greg Parma Smith
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