Monday, January 7, 2013

Crystal Bites of Dust at Barbara Davis Gallery

Crystal Bites of Dust at Barbara Davis Gallery is a show about a very specific place in Brooklyn. A place I bike through every day, a kind of a non-space; the area around the Gowanus Canal.
I have been in a dialogue with Roberth Smitson´s "Monuments of the Passaic" which he wrote for Art Forum in 1967. His trip was west of Manhattan to New Jersey and the bridges over the Hackensack River. I mirrored this journey and went East to Gowanus Canal and the bridges over that.
My ongoing interest in abandoned constructions, the end of Modernism, and the life after that, is still very much present...

After two big shows of installation at Honor Fraser in LA and Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, I have been returning to painting, and the show is actually my first pure painting show.