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Jean-Marc Bustamante, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Roni Horn, Thomas Schütte, Andreas Slominski

February 7 - April 11, 1998
522 W 22 Street

Press Release

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.

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