States Of Being

Works on View

Jul 10 – Aug 07, 2009
513 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011

Press Release

Works on View

A group exhibition featuring work by Vito Acconci, Lee Lozano, Sterling Ruby, Michael Snow, William Wegman

Curated by Katie Rashid

July 10 – August 7, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 6-8 pm

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Works on View a group exhibition with works by Vito Acconci, Lee Lozano, Sterling Ruby, Michael Snow, and William Wegman, curated by Katie Rashid.

Works on View consists of a collection of works dating from the 1960s to the present that feature simple gestures and concrete actionsby artists who use a range of mediums including photography, video, collage, drawing,poetry, and performance. Most embrace chance allowing media or an exploration of a single technological development, such as slow-motion in video, to inform the content, narrative, duration, and outcome of the resulting artwork.Language, humor, gender, and an underlying tension are common elements that appear in the works, but above all is an insistence on immediacy.

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