August 29, 2001 - Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery - JOHN PILSON New work, NANCY DAVENPORT the apartments
August 29, 2001

JOHN PILSON New work, NANCY DAVENPORT the apartments

 

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows:
JOHN PILSON New work, NANCY DAVENPORT the apartments

September 6 – October 6, 2001 Opening: Thursday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Through observations of his immediate surroundings, Pilson forms a world in images where man is alternately at odds with and fascinated by an interior, urban landscape, more specifically the impersonal corporate work environment. Pilson’s work was most recently seen in the Plateau of Mankind exhibition at the 49th Venice Biennale where he was awarded one of the special prizes for a young artist.  Video technology for this exhibition is provided by Panasonic.
www.panasonic.com

With this new body of work, Davenport has produced haltingly beautiful large-scale images of modernist apartment facades punctured by singular incidents of terrorism and political protest. Combining a fascination with images of political actions from the history of photo journalism (i.e. Munich ‘ 72, Belfast ’72, etc.) as well as images of performance art pieces of the early 1970′s (i.e. Chris Burden, Dennis Oppenheim, Rebecca Horn) with a particular type of urban architecture sometimes referred to as “no-style modernism” or “white brick wonders”, she wryly manipulates the conventions of surveillance documentation to explore a conflict between idealism and institutional forces.

Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 526 West 26th Street New York City 10001
Tel: 212-243-3335  e: gallery@nicoleklagsbrun.com

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