Some uncommon pairings make the exhibition interesting. For instance, Ben Berlow's gestural works on found paper have a similar mid-century sensibility to Joel Fennell’s hetoimasia tou thronou installation, which emits a soothing reverb to visitors who come within close proximity of the installation. (Ben Berlow, Untitled, 2009, acrylic and gouache on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches)
Joel Fennell, hetoimasia tou thronou, 2012, found mid-century modern chair, 35-watt RCA valve amplifier, speaker cable, four (4) speaker boxes, and iPod shuffle. (Overall: 132 x 12 x 36 inches)
Cy Amundson's piece uses classical painting motifs. (Cy Admundson, Thoughts on Proximity (Moon Dog), 2012, oil on canvas, 60 x 52 1/2 inches)
Ben Berlow, Untitled, 2009, acylic and gouache on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
Left side gallery installation view, including Dave Miko, Brent Harada, Liz Neilsen, and Clive Murphy.
Aengus Woods and John Holten research an avant-garde artist collaboration from the 1990s that never existed in their work. (Aengus Woods and John Holten, The Apperance of a Conversation About the LGB Group in the David Zwirner Gallery Inventory, 2012, one (1) video on monitor. Video Duration: 36:34 minutes loop)
Installation view of People Who Work Here [curated by Rawson Projects] at David Zwirner, New York. L to R: Works by Chris Medina, Justin Davis Anderson, Clive Murphy, Ramon Silva, and David Ording.
Installation view of People Who Work Here [curated by Rawson Projects] at David Zwirner, New York. L to R: Works by Joel Fennell, Josh Brown, and Sam Martineau.
It's common for people who work in the art world to be artists themselves. However, it's a little more rare for them to open a gallery because they are so moved by the talent they see at their day job. But that is just how Chris Rawson and James Morrill where inspired to open Rawson Projects, a cool Brooklyn-based gallery that has enjoyed fast growth in its first two years.
And they must be doing something right, because David Zwirner Gallery partner/director Kristine Bell asked the young dealers (who also work at Zwirner) to curate an exhibition with the same vision this summer. The first of its kind at a blue chip gallery, People Who Work Here is an egalitarian project in which DZ employees were able to submit to an open call. Below are a few examples of our favorite pieces from the exhibition.
Featured artists: Justin Davis Anderson, Ben Berlow, Brent Haradas, Sam Martineau, Dave Miko, Ramon Silva, Cy Admundso, Josh Brown, Aidan Sodia Earle, Joel Fennell, Chris Medina, Liz Neilson David Ording, Aengus Woods, John Holten, Justin Phillipson, and Clive Murphy. Through August 10th.
Images courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
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