A Broken Arm
20 Jul - 18 Aug 2006
curated by Mari Spirito
303 Gallery presents 'A Broken Arm', an exhibition of work comprising varied approaches to found objects and images. Taking Marcel Duchamp's ready-made snow shovel titled "In Advance of a Broken Arm", 1915, as it's starting point this selection of artists employ not only the use of existing images or materials, but have a specific sensibility towards narrative.
Hans-Peter Feldmann, who has been appropriating mass produced and amateur photography since the early 1970's, contributes a group of prints found in Paris titled 'Photographs of Helena J. taken in the same year that she committed suicide'. Karen Kilimnik will show a sculpture called 'Tarot Cards In Turin, in New York', alongside Arnold Odermatt's haunting photographs of automobile crashes in the Swiss countryside.
Lutz Bacher combines found images with found jokes from the mid 1980's, in surreally humorous combinations that retain a chilling objectiveness. Djordje Ozbolt works in a variety of historical painting styles and techniques that are often crossbred to further conversations about the perceptions of truth. In a more abstracted vein, Gedi Sibony's new sculptures, constructed of cardboard remnants, carpet and branches extract a poetic empathy and Katy Moran's gestural paintings, sourced from photographs found on the internet, are transformed into intimate works reminiscent of Renaissance masters.
Special thanks to Taxter & Spengemann, New York, Modern Art, London, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin and Herlad St., London.
303 Gallery represents the work of Doug Aitken, Laylah Ali, Anne Chu, Thomas Demand, Inka Essenhigh, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ceal Floyer, Karel Funk, Maureen Gallace, Tim Gardner, Rodney Graham, Mary Heilmann, Karen Kilimnik, Florian Maier-Aichen, Kristin Oppenheim, Eva Rothschild, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore, David Thorpe, and Jane and Louise Wilson.
303 Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm. For further information please visit us at www.303gallery.com or contact Lisa Spellman or Mari Spirito.
© Arnold Odermatt
11.81 x 15.75 inches
black and white photograph