Jean-Marc Bustamante

A Wall with a View

February 6 - March 20, 1999
523 W 24 Street

Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Jean-Marc Bustamante, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street.

Bustamante's second full-scale exhibition in New York will consist of ten new works, titled Panorama, which are based on the artist's small abstract gestural drawings. For each Panorama Bustamante has enlarged the original drawing to as much as eight feet across and silkscreened it onto plexiglass which floats several inches from the wall on specially designed metal brackets. The new Panorama defy easy categorization, and blend Jean-Marc Bustamante's interest in drawing, sculpture, architecture and industrial materials.

Jean-Marc Bustamante (born 1952) is among the leading French artists of his generation.
He began showing his work in the early 1980s. Although his first exhibition in New York was not held until 1997 he has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout Europe, including one-man shows at the Kunsthalle Berne, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Jeu de Paume, Paris. His work was included in Documenta VIII (1987), Documenta IX (1992), and Documenta X (1997) and an exhibition of his photographs, titled "Something is Missing", is currently on view at The Tate Gallery in London. A retrospective of his photographic work will open at the Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris in September of this year.

In this country, Bustamante exhibited at the Renaissance Society, Chicago in 1993 and this past fall showed an installation of bird-cages and large-scale black and white photographs on plexiglass in "Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Art, Architecture & Design in France from 1958-98" at the Guggenheim Museum, Soho.

Jean-Marc Bustamante will remain on view through March 20th, 1999 at 523 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00pm.

For further information or photographs please contact Andrew Leslie at 212-243-0200.

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