David Kordansky Gallery

  • Mark Flores
Angle Lovers Take a Turn March 18 — April 16, 2005

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Black Rainbow - Malevich's Tomb (Nemchinovka), 2005, colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, installation: dimensions variable drawing: 22.5 x 28.5 inches (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
  • Black Rainbow - Malevich's Tomb (Nemchinovka), 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, installation: dimensions variable drawing: 22.5 x 28.5 inches (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
  • Black Rainbow - Malevich's Tomb (Nemchinovka), 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, installation: dimensions variable drawing: 22.5 x 28.5 inches (57.2 x 72.4 cm)
  • A Cloud in Trousers - Letatlin 1932, 2005, colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, installation: dimensions variable drawing: 26.5 x 22.75 inches (67.3 x 57.8 cm)
  • A Cloud in Trousers - Letatlin 1932, 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, installation: dimensions variable drawing: 26.5 x 22.75 inches (67.3 x 57.8 cm)
  • Malevich Conference, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 29 x 22.75 inches (73.7 x 57.8 cm)
  • George Grosz and John Heartfield 1920, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 28.25 x 22.5 inches (71.8 x 57.2 cm)
  • Liubov Popova 1920, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 29.75 x 22.5 inches (75.6 x 57.2 cm)
  • Constructed Head #1 1915 (Gabo), 2005, colored pencil on paper, 26.5 x 22.5 inches (67.3 x 57.2 cm)
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky 1912, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 29.75 x 19 inches (75.6 x 48.3 cm)
  • Velimir Khlebnikov 1909, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 27.5 x 22.5 inches (69.9 x 57.2 cm)
  • Vladimir Tatlin 1916, 2005, colored pencil on paper, 28.5 x 22.5 inches (72.4 x 57.2 cm)
  • Spatial Relations Triptych - Spatial Construction/Spatial Object-Circles Within a Circle 1920 (Rodchenko), Varvara Stepanova 1912, Textile Design 1924 (Stepanova), 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, 29.5 x 22.5 inches (74.9 x 57.2 cm)
  • Spatial Relations Triptych - Spatial Construction/Spatial Object-Circles Within a Circle 1920 (Rodchenko), Varvara Stepanova 1912, Textile Design 1924 (Stepanova), 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, 29.5 x 22.5 inches (74.9 x 57.2 cm)
  • Spatial Relations Triptych - Spatial Construction/Spatial Object-Circles Within a Circle 1920 (Rodchenko), Varvara Stepanova 1912, Textile Design 1924 (Stepanova), 2005, (detail) colored pencil on paper, enamel on metal, 29.5 x 22.5 inches (74.9 x 57.2 cm)
  • The Bed Bug 1929 (Mayakovsky, Rodchenko), 2005, colored pencil on paper, 22.5 x 26.75 inches (57.2 x 67.9 cm)

For immediate release

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present Angle Lovers Take a Turn, an exhibition of new drawing and painting by Mark Flores. This is Flores’ first solo exhibition. The opening reception will be held Friday, March 18th and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 16th.

 

Mark Flores’ work addresses the importance of reassessing and reconsidering the history that we have been given. In this particular exhibition, he utilizes individual figures from the Russian avant-garde as objects for reconsideration. Flores’ show is a collection of drawings and what he calls “Diffusion Paintings” that operate collectively as a historical and transformational environment.

 

The “Diffusion Paintings” are numerous monochromes that serve as a backdrop and framework for the drawings. They’re arranged as if crashing to the floor from the ceiling and ascending upwards from the ground. The “Diffusion Paintings” support the drawing’s reorientation of their “dead” photographic sources. They suspend the drawings in a way that heightens their overall relationship by supplying an ethereal space that both displaces and organizes them.

 

The drawings are portraits of central figures from the Russian avant-garde, masterfully rendered and contextualized such that their traditional significance is exemplified, and reordered to establish new connections. Overlooked historical notions of gender, class, and sexuality are implicitly brought to life. Much like the Russian Constructivists who serve as some of his subjects, Flores methodologically updates the process of history and applies it to the construction of his art.

 

Mark Flores’ work has recently been exhibited in Jan Tumlir’s The Lateral Slip andAn Arc, Another, And So On.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email info@davidkordanskygallerygallery.com