David Kordansky Gallery

The Figs Play Fox Dead
  • Aaron Curry
  • Adam McEwen
  • Alan Michael
  • Giles Round
  • Jay Heikes
  • Markus Amm
March 24 — April 22, 2006

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  • Adam McEwen, Bomber Harris, 2006, acrylic and chewing gum on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
  • Adam McEwen, Bomber Harris, 2006, (detail) acrylic and chewing gum on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
  • Markus Amm, Untitled, 2006, graphite, oil on canvas board, 28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61 cm)
  • Markus Amm, Untitled, 2006, (detail) graphite, oil on canvas board, 28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, The Think (taking those motherfuckers out) #1, 2006, gouache and Createx on paper, 59 x 42 3/4 inches (149.9 x 108.6 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, The Think (taking those motherfuckers out) #1, 2006, (detail) gouache and Createx on paper, 59 x 42 3/4 inches (149.9 x 108.6 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, The Think (taking those motherfuckers out) #2, 2006, collage, and polyurethane paint, cardboard and resin, 71 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches (82.2 x 90.2 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, The Think (taking those motherfuckers out) #2, 2006, (detail) collage, and polyurethane paint, cardboard and resin, 71 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches (82.2 x 90.2 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, The Think (taking those motherfuckers out) #2, 2006, (detail) collage, and polyurethane paint, cardboard and resin, 71 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches (82.2 x 90.2 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, When Forms Demarcating Things Are Opened Up And Merge Into The Depiction Of The Space Surrounding Them, 2006, wood, rope, cardboard, and resin, 60 x 42 x 62 inches (152.4 x 106.7 x 157.5 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, When Forms Demarcating Things Are Opened Up And Merge Into The Depiction Of The Space Surrounding Them, 2006, (detail) wood, rope, cardboard, and resin, 60 x 42 x 62 inches (152.4 x 106.7 x 157.5 cm)
  • Aaron Curry, When Forms Demarcating Things Are Opened Up And Merge Into The Depiction Of The Space Surrounding Them, 2006, (detail) wood, rope, cardboard, and resin, 60 x 42 x 62 inches (152.4 x 106.7 x 157.5 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, installation view, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox
  • Jay Heikes, Ceaser Watts, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, Spook Bluebill, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, Scooter Latham, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, Betsy Hanasie, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, Sandy Spruce, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Jay Heikes, Malcolm Genova, 2006, charcoal and glitter on Xerox, 28.5 x 36.5 (72.4 x 92.7 cm)
  • Giles Round, A country road, a tree, evening, 2006, mahogany, felt, glass pendant light (including cable and plug), steel bolts, cross dowels and wing nuts, installation (dimensions variable)
  • Giles Round, A country road, a tree, evening, 2006, (alternate view) mahogany, felt, glass pendant light (including cable and plug), steel bolts, cross dowels and wing nuts, installation (dimensions variable)
  • Alan Michael, Untitled, 2006, oil on canvas, 44.3 x 30.7 inches (112.5 x 78 cm)
  • Adam McEwen, Untitled (Clear Drain), 2006, transparent vinyl, Dimensions Variable
  • Adam McEwen, Untitled (Clear Drain), 2006, transparent vinyl, Dimensions Variable
  • Adam McEwen, Untitled (Clear Drain), 2006, transparent vinyl, Dimensions Variable

For immediate release

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present The Figs Play Fox Dead, a group exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Markus Amm, Aaron Curry, Jay Heikes, Adam McEwen, Alan Michael and Giles Round. The Figs Play Fox Dead opens on Friday, March 24th at 6pm and is on view through April 22nd, 2006.
The poetic title of the exhibition encourages further reading into the boundaries between abstraction and representation. Oscillating between these two disciplines, the artists in the exhibition approach the genres’ inherent definitions and conflicts in conceptual manners. What at first may seem abstract comes to reveal solid references while representational works render abstract lines, patterns and colors. Markus Amm allows abstraction to move toward the concrete with compositions of elementary shapes that subtly allude to the geometries found on American post-punk album covers. Aaron Curry’s sculptures and paintings are made of distilled forms complemented by realist images from fashion magazines. Jay Heikes’ text-based drawings refer to personas culled out of pornography/pop culture. Adam McEwen’s painting of a vast dark field marked with black chewing gum instills the abstract with specific wartime connotations. Alan Michael meticulously executes realistic images into repetitious, fractured compositions. Giles Round creates a sculptural installation of an imaginary stage set that plays with light and theatricality.

 


Markus Amm
 was part of Formalismus at the Kunstverein Hamburg and has had solo exhibitions at Herald Street, London, England, The Breeder Project, Athens, Greece and Galerie Karin Guenther Nina Borgmann, Hamburg, Germany. He will have a solo show at David Kordansky Gallery in November 2006. Aaron Currywill exhibit at Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan this summer. He has exhibited works at the Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, Foxy Production, New York and will have a solo exhibition at David Kordansky gallery in October 2006. Jay Heikes is included in this year’s Whitney Biennial. He has previously exhibited at P.S.1 MoMa, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, Bronx Museum, New York, and Artists Space, New York. Adam McEwen is included in this year’s Whitney Biennial and has previously exhibited at Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, P.S.1 MoMa, White Columns, New York and ICA, London, England. Alan Michael is included in the 2006 Tate Triennial, London, England and has exhibited work in the Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, England and Hotel, London, England.Giles Round has shown work at the Barbican, Cell Project Space and Studio Voltaire all in London. In collaboration with Assume Vivid Astro Focus he has shown at MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles and Tate Liverpool.

 

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