Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Maverick, the next exhibition in his gallery at 522 West 22nd Street.
This group exhibition will consist of new works by Jean-Marc Bustamante, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Roni Horn, Thomas Schütte and Andreas Slominski. All of these artists share the characteristic that their work is not medium-specific. Throughout their careers, each has employed a variety of media—sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, video, sound—never relegating their art-making practice to a single form. The freedom represented by this approach is a primary concept of their work.
Each artist was invited to exhibit any work of their choice, allowing for an element of surprise. The works they have chosen are as follows:
Jean-Marc Bustamante (French, born 1952): Suspension II, two silk-screened photographs on plexiglass, shown in combination with a group of specially designed bird cages containing tiny live finches.
Peter Fischli (Swiss, born 1952) & David Weiss (Swiss, born 1946): Son et Lumière, a revolving turntable with a plastic cup and an electric light refracting upon a wall.
Katharina Fritsch (German, born 1957): Display Stand with Brains, an eight-foot tall aluminum display shelf in an hourglass shape filled with over 100 plaster brains.
Roni Horn (American, born 1955): Ellipsis, a single work consisting of 64 one-foot square photographs of interiors in Iceland.
Thomas Schütte (German, born 1954): Chicken Shack, a six-by-seven foot wooden table with a miniature stage set and figure.
Andreas Slominski (German, born 1959): Stove with Chicken's Heart, a metal free-standing sculpture, and two Untitled works depicting windmills, a recurring image for the artist.
Maverick will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through April 11, 1998. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00pm.
For further information or photographs please contact Matthew Marks at (212) 243-0200.