Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Darren Almond at 522 West 22nd Street. This is the artist's first one-person exhibition in New York.
Darren Almond (b. 1971) works in a wide variety of media including sculpture, film, photography and drawings. The title of this exhibition, "Transport Medium" refers to a typeface designed in 1961 that is used exclusively for all road signs in Britain. For this exhibition, Almond has transformed an enormous steel shipping container into a digital clock. In addition to this work, the exhibition will include photographs, made by the artist as he accompanied the clock on a ship from London to New York, as well as a group of large-scale drawings of the night sky, based on the star charts which sailors use to navigate.
Time and space play a major theme in Almond's work, which juxtaposes industrial elements of the past with those of a progressively technological future. The giant shipping container clock is ten feet tall, fourteen feet deep and forty feet long. The clock is set to display Greenwich Mean Time, which is the basis of the International Time Zone system. The drawings of the night sky, along with Greenwich Mean Time, allow the artist to determine the exact longitude and latitude of his location as he traveled from London to New York.
Darren Almond lives and works in London. He began exhibiting his work in 1995, and has had one-person exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Renaissance Society, Chicago. His work will be included in the forthcoming exhibition "Apocalypse' at The Royal Academy of Arts in London in September. The Kunsthalle Zurich is producing the first publication on his work to accompany a one-man exhibition which opens in February 2001.
Darren Almond: Transport Medium will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through October 21. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
For further information or photographs please contact Danielle Thornton at (212) 243-0200.
The next exhibition at 522 West 22nd Street will be Robert Adams: California: Views of the Los Angeles Basin 1978-1983 and What We Bought: The New World Scenes from the Denver Metropolitan Area 1970-1974, from October 28-December 2, 2000.