Tuesday, June 12, 2007

'White Noise' extended through July 3rd

Zilvinas Kempinas' 'White Noise' exhibition at SBG will now be extended through July 3rd, so if you haven't seen this sublime installation, you now have an extra couple of weeks to do so! To whet your appetite, click on the image above to read the New Yorker's take on the piece. And, of course, you can read more on the show, see installation shots etc. here.

Following the July 4th break, we will be installing 'Til I Die', a group exhibition exploring some of the complex and often fragmentary ways in which the sea persists as motif and metaphor in the work of a range of international artists. The exhibition opens Thursday July 12th, 6-8pm and we can promise a fascinating selection of work by Skip Arnold, Patricia Bucher, Ian Burns, Growing, Valerie Hegarty, Marie Lorenz, Miss Rockaway Armada, Kristin Oppenheim, Graham Parker, Tara Sinn and Walker & Walker. Read more on the exhibition here.

Monday, June 4, 2007

SBG at Volta, Basel

We are pleased to be participating at the third Volta Show, opening June 11th in Basel. We'll be featuring new work by a few gallery favorites, as well as work by two artists new to the gallery.

Jeff Gabel will be showing new portrait and text panel drawings featuring the "compact but devastating personality profiles" that Artforum magazine singled out in their review of his January show at the gallery.

'Future Great' Jaime Pitarch, will be represented by several new sculptural works, including his 'Chernobyl' Russian doll (pictured).

And Ian Burns will be showing new constructions that will act as a foretaste of his upcoming solo show at the gallery, which we will be opening the new season with on September 12th.

Lastly, and also by way of a preview of things to come, we will be presenting work by Tessa Farmer, an artist who is new to the gallery, as well as new work by Gavin Perry.

Zilvinas Kempinas at Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius

Zilvinas Kempinas has just opened a major one person show at the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius in the artist's native Lithuania. Comprising two large installations, the show features 'Flying Tape' in a new form (see installation shot above) as well as a new work, 'Parallels'. This latter consists of the artist's signature unspooled video tape stretched in horizontal lines just above the heads of visitors, across the entire length of the CAC's football field-sized main space. We'll have installation shots of that up soon, but in the meantime, check out the Center's site for more details on the show.

'Stereovision' at USF Contemporary Art Museum

Ian Burns and Zilvinas Kempinas are taking part in 'Stereovision' a group exhibition curated by Izabel Galliera, taking place at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, June 15th through August 4th. The exhibition examines ways in which art and technology combine to shape our perception and, alongside the work of contemporary artists, will feature a number of vintage 'stereographs', one early experiment in art and optical trickery. Read more about the show here and get along early to the opening Friday June 15th, for the curator's exhibition walkthrough.