Koenig & Clinton

Long Long Gone

08 Jul - 21 Aug 2010

© Emilie Halpern
Moth Trails, 2010
Gelatin silver print
13 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches

July 8 - August 21, 2010
Opens July 8 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Holly Coulis, Peter Demos, Lois Dodd, Emilie Halpern, Ridley Howard, Merlin James, Alicja Kwade, Atta Kwami, Giorgio Morandi, Yuko Murato, Nancy Shaver and Molly Smith

Leo Koenig Inc. is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled "Long Long Gone."

This exhibition includes a range of artists that deal with a kind of quiet consideration, personal poetic, or draw inspiration from simple observations and things from everyday life. There is a resistance to the overtly spectacular in favor of a more subtle and deliberate time-based exchange.

Two small drawings by Giorgio Morandi serve as the cornerstone of the show, epitomizing the economy of means also evident in other works in the exhibition. The artist that stated “nothing is more abstract than reality” hovered between representation and abstraction, ever reducing compositional elements to essential values, hues, and lines. And though the works in this exhibition range from image based painting, abstraction, photography, and more conceptual sculpture, these seemingly disparate stylistic approaches frame a similarity in attitude about the experience of making and looking at art. Through a focus on the interior or the local, an understated visual language opens a portal to themes both universal and elusive.

The gallery will be open summer hours in July, Monday through Friday, 10-6 pm. For further information or visuals, please contact Elizabeth Balogh or Nicole Russo.

Tags: Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Merlin James, Alicja Kwade, Atta Kwami, Giorgio Morandi, Molly Smith