WORKS ON PAPER
23 January –
7 March, 2004
SOUTHFIRST gallery is proud to present a group show, WORKS ON PAPER.
WORKS ON PAPER brings together new drawings, videos about drawing, digital drawings, painting on paper and other recent works by mainly young artists in a conversation about style and technique, content and possibility. The show will be on view from 23 January – 7 March.
The show features work by over 20 artists, many of whom are exhibiting in New York for the first time. The title refers to the phrase “works on paper,” which suggests a theoretical and not yet tested functionality. Works by artists exhibiting for the first time, including those by Beth Brideau, Benjamin Cottam, Joshua W F Thomson, Eduardo Santiere, and Rick Buckley, are like propositions: they have been developed in the studio and tested by private conversation, but have not yet had an airing in the world. Interspersed among these artists are works by more established practitioners, chosen for their relevance to contemporary practice, including the influential drawings of Mark Lombardi and the Afrobeat album covers of Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu. Yuh-Shioh Wong’s video about drawing, Mari Eastman’s colorful sketches for a product that was never completed, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir’s drawings of hairpiece sculptures, assume vivid astro focus’ drawing on acetate, Hiroshi Sunairi’s drawings on photography, Peter Coffin’s editioned drawing, LoVid’s laser etchings on tile, and Jane Callister’s drip drawings, all push the boundaries of the media barrier. Adding to the conversation are new works by Rebecca Bird, Matthew Thurber, Corinne Jones, Rainer Ganahl, Nick Mauss, Tucker Nichols, Sterling Ruby, and Matt Saunders. Not a show about formal attributes, but rather a show about the conversations possible between works of art, Works on Paper will be on view until March 7, 2004.
SOUTHFIRST is located on 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Gallery hours: Fri, Sat & Sun 1-6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue.
For more information, please contact Maika Pollack at 718 599 4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a written preview of the show, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/23/arts/design/23COTT.html?pagewanted=3&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1074895971-tXqua7M5NaurHSJKQ3pGBQ
S O U T H F I R S T
60 N6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone 718 599 4884