Peres Projects

James Franco

12 Feb - 22 Apr 2011

© James Franco
Installation view, 2011
The Dangerous Book Four Boys
12 February – 22 April, 2011

Javier Peres is pleased to present The Dangerous Book Four Boys, the first European solo exhibition of James Franco.

Franco ́s works explore a variety of issues stemming from adolescence while acknowledging the contributions of influential artists and filmmakers such as Paul McCarthy and Kenneth Anger. This exhibition brings together short films, drawings, photographs, ephemera, sculptures and installations made over the last 4 years where we see Franco draw upon childhood experiences including notions of identity, masculinity, sexuality and other essential life experiences and culminates in presenting a rejection of normative parenthood and suggesting alternative paradigms for parental relations.

This exhibition was previously presented at the Clocktower Gallery, NYC, and we are thankful to curator Alanna Heiss and to Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art for their support.

Tags: Kenneth Anger, Paul McCarthy