Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Robert Gober, the next exhibition at his gallery at 522 West 22nd Street. This will be the artist's first major exhibition in the United States in six years and the first in New York in eleven years.
Robert Gober has produced a large-scale installation of new sculpture exploring questions regarding sexuality, human relationships, nature, and religion, all informed by the current political climate. The artist conceived this new body of work over a three-year period, beginning shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, and culminating shortly after the recent presidential election.
A Robert Gober Lexicon, written by Brenda Richardson and including over 100 color and black & white illustrations, will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Robert Gober began exhibiting his work publicly in 1979. Since that time, he has had numerous exhibitions, both in this country and abroad. He represented the United States at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and his work has been the subject of one-person museum shows at such institutions as the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; the Museum of the Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; the Serpentine Gallery, London; and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de paume, Paris. He lives and works in New York City.
Robert Gober will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through April 23, 2005. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M..
For further information or reproductions please contact Sabrina Buell at 212-243-0200.