Monday, March 31, 2008

VOLTA NY - installation images

Check out installation shots here of Ian Burns' great solo show of new work at the gallery's VOLTA NY booth...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ian Burns at VOLTA NY

We are pleased to be presenting a solo exhibition of new work by Ian Burns at the inaugural VOLTA New York, opening this Thursday.

Burns’ work has engaged with subjects as diverse as the war in Iraq, TV culture, colonialism, and art history. Using plain wood and primitive electronics, and often incorporating household objects and other assorted miscellanea, the artist creates absurdly convoluted mechanisms whose purpose is to produce a simple moving image on a screen, via a live video feed.

Ian will be presenting three new sculptural pieces at VOLTA New York that all feature common domestic objects including clothes drying racks, ironing boards, chairs, and other furniture in dramatically reassembled sculptural forms. The works incorporate their own flat panel screens, which display the moving imagery captured by small video cameras as the kinetic elements of the sculptures unfold. ‘Outpost’ conjures a scene of a flag shrouded in mist from an assemblage of tray tables and crutches. ‘People in High Places’ features a switching triptych of imagery - a plane traversing the sky, a misty mountaintop, and a skull - generated from a stack of clothes racks, a satellite dish, and a model of Air Force One. And a third new work continues the artist’s series of ice landscape pieces, creating a sublime glacial vista from a folding chair, snow shovel and plastic bag.

All of the works are for sale, one is unique and two are in an edition of five, and we will also have available editioned photographic work by the artist.

Thursday - Sunday, March 27-30th, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m
VIP Preview, Thursday, March 27th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shuttle service every 20 mins to and from The Armory Show

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ian Burns: Future Great

Ian Burns has been named a 'future great' by Art Review magazine's annual round-up of names-to-watch in contemporary art. The article, by Jonathan T.D. Neil, focuses on the 'reality effects' produced by Ian's use of live video feeds, aligning their unique use of mimetic devices with avant-garde artists and film makers such as Tony Conrad and Anthony McCall. Read the full article here...

This is, of course, the second year in a row we have had our artists featured on this list, Zilvinas Kempinas and Jaime Pitarch receiving the nod last year.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Martin Wöhrl Installation Shots

Martin Wöhrl's 'kontrapost' opened at the gallery on Friday night, as reported below. Now online, check here for installation shots of this remarkable exhibition, which continues at the gallery through April 5th...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Martin Wöhrl Opening Pics

Friday February 29th, 2008

Jane South at CTRL Gallery, Houston

Jane South is showing new work at Houston's CTRL gallery. The exhibition, which opened Friday February 29th, continues through April 5th, more info and images here.