Just a few of the pieces you can expect to see at the Marcus Ritter Gallery.
Put you all inside my show...
Rupert Goldsworthy, who you may remember from the "Bowie" show he curated at his own gallery back in 1999, has a new group show at the Marcus Ritter Gallery in New York. The show runs until March 10th, and here's the press release:
Location: Marcus Ritter Gallery, 453 West 17th St, New York NY 10011 (Corner of Tenth Ave)
Show Dates: February 11th - March 10th 2003
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Marcus Ritter is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by Rupert Goldsworthy presenting new work by Christopher Brooks, Rupert Goldsworthy, Nate Lowman and Chris Murtha.
The show brings together four artists all concerned with language.
Christopher Brooks uses sign-painter's enamel paint and collage to make paintings that seem to create a debased abstract formalism. Part of a group of artists who graduated from School of Visual Arts with Michael Lazarus and Inka Essenhigh, Brooks shares their use of medium but he pushes his work away from illustrative qualities to produce a hybrid of Funk art and cod-Minimalism.
Rupert Goldsworthy continues his paintings working in flasche, that in the words of Times critic Holland Cotter "eulogise the world of rock casualties, terrorists and drag queens". In his new works he introduces a Chinese theme, using graphics and lettering from Chinatown product labels to produce paintings that move between recognizable language and graphic appeal.
Nate Lowman, a recent graduate of NYU. He shows new paintings of John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban". Lowman reproduces Walker Lindh's strange bearded Manson-esque features, mixing in elements of Pop Art and street argot. Nate Lowman recently exhibited his Walker Lindh paintings in Paris and will show in Los Angeles in February in a group show at Grant Selwyn Fine Arts.
Chris Murtha, a contemporary of Lowman's from NYU creates sculptures and installations which have a great detail and poetry. His work seems grounded in Neo-Conceptual practice.
All the artists in the show seem interested in the nexus of where language becomes sign, making a hybrid between formal styles of Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism and Funk art.
This is perfect timing for all of you that will be in town for the Tibet Show, if you do decide to pay a visit (and you really should), please do tell 'em you read about it here.