Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam
Jeanine Hofland: “During MiArt we will be present within the Emergent section of the fair, presenting a solo exhibition by London based artist Hannah Perry.
Hannah Perry (born 1984) is a British artist working mainly in installation, print and video. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and from The Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. Continuously generating and manipulating materials (footage, sound clips, images and objects), Perry develops a sprawling network of references, carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society whilst bending back the systems of representation via hyperactive distribution. Perry is guided by music or speech, repetition, focalization and deceleration, revealing the strength of our personal investment in images of the illusory (youth, power, sex, taste, lifestyle) as well as the prescriptive nature of these desires. Last autumn Perry presented a performance at the Serpentine Park Nights at the Serpentine gallery in London. During MiArt we will show a video, alongside silkscreen collages, spread through the space and walls.”
Union Pacific, London
Nigel Dunkley/Grace Schofield: “We are showing for Mi Art 2015 a solo presentation of Max Ruf. Max is presenting a rhythm of paintings on the walls from the ‘drive’ series. The ‘drive’ paintings are abstract and intensely colourful, dense and thickly painted canvases which are made on long travels, they are landscapes; mountains, sunsets, billboards, corporate logos and trees and the memory of those moments that he has passed are what he paints.
There will also be a projector propped on a chair showing a looping video. There will be a sofa for the gallery owners & guests to sit on, the sofa will have its back facing the main throughway, and a glass tea pot and warmer with fresh tea for the guests visiting the booth will sit on the floor beside it. There is a special element to the booth where by there can be a connection made between the tea on offer and the footage that will be shown in the projection. There is a performative component, where Max might be on the booth and go back and forth changing the video, like the idea of him showing you the latest shots he just brought home from traveling. Max is very interested in the idea of an endless accumulation of imagery, where he can constantly make a new playlist, flip through, or leave it alone and this is the case for both the paintings and videos.”
Thom O’Nions: “At the fair we will be showing works by Ben Cain, James Harrison and Lauren Keeley. Ben Cain has a very beautiful work which has various elements that have been hand painted in a marble pattern. Like many of his sculptures the piece has no definitive arrangement, it can be installed in many different configurations depending on the setting. James Harrison is a painter that we have just started working with who is based in LA, we’ll be bringing over a selection of his paintings. The last fair he did was Independent in NY with White Columns and this will be the first fair he’s done in Europe. Lauren Keeley is a new artist that we have just started representing, she graduated from the Slade last year. She makes these complex paintings with many different techniques such as screen printing, painting and laser cut wooden elements. They are somewhere between painting, sculpture and wall relief. It’s coming from a very interesting lineage of pop artists in particular the British generation with artists such as Patrick Caulfield.
Thomas Duncan, Los Angeles
Thomas Duncan: “Our presentation will be a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Lucas Knipscher. He will be making work specifically to be shown at miart. To give you a sense of what Lucas’s practice is about here is some info:
Historical and contemporary notions of the photographic inform the art of Lucas Knipscher. Knipscher works with a particular set of media (most often fabric and liquid photographic emulsion) in order to analyze the function of contemporary photographic processes, often resulting in works that are an interdisciplinary fusion of photography with painting and/or sculpture. Knipscher’s use of fabric is manifold – he is interested in how woven material can inherently function as an image in addition to providing its political, social and art-historical associations. The miart presentation will consist of both photographic emulsion and fabric works.”
For MiArt 2015 Kinman gallery (London), will be showing works by Richard Gasper, Guy Patton and Maximillian Schubert.
David Lewis, New York
For MiArt 2015 David Lewis Gallery, will be showing works by Greg Parma Smith. Greg Parma Smith was born in 1983. He lives and works in New York City. Smith has been featured in numerous solo and group shows both nationally and internationally including: “Melancholy,” 2015, David Lewis, New York, “GPS.NYC.MTA.CNC.DIY.WTC,” 2012, VAVA, Milan, Italy, and “Life Drawings, Poseurs and ‘thirteen oil paintings on canvas,’” 2012, Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York, NY.
Room East, New York
At the fair we will be showing works by Dan Shaw-Town and G. William Webb. Though the core of DAN SHAW-TOWN’S practice remains the expanded field of drawing, he has developed a contingent set of skills, which include a combination of folding, rubbing, transferring, masking, and layering. Newsprint appears on the surfaces of his panel works, an obfuscated memory in an accumulation of paint, text and untouched surfaces, overlapping passages of which question the line between manual process and extant material. The new monumental diptychs, which have not yet been exhibited include multiple ten-foot, horizontal railings mounted to the wall directly in front of their surfaces. Shaw-Town’s work has recently been included in exhibitions at Marianne Boesky, and Lisson Gallery. Dan Shaw-Town lives and works in New York NY.
WILLIAM WEBB crafts forms in wood, bronze, marble, porcelain and stainless steel. Each work is suffused with the presence of the artist’s hand, and is an investigation into the mutability of matter. Each is a study in the contemporary condition of sculpture, and an interrogation of the medium’s chief characteristics: its anthropomorphism, its stasis, its monumentality, its inalienable romanticism. In 2013, Webb’s work was included in two separate exhibitions curated by Bob Nickas: at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels, and recently a new sculpture of a seven-foot tall, powder coated steel ring was installed in a pasture in East Marion, Long Island for Nickas’ 2013 summer show. A work by Webb was recently installed in the garden of Franklin Parrasch’s gallery on the Upper Eastside.
The Sunday Painter, London
We are showing one artist, James Viscardi. (b.1985 New York, lives and works in New York). Recent shows include ‘Alek O and James Viscardi’, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015, ‘James Viscardi’, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, 2015, ‘Whistle and Flute’, The Sunday Painter, London, 2014, ‘Recreational Modernism’, Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen, DK, 2013.
This will be The Sunday Painter’s first participation at MiArt, as well as the first solo presentation by James Viscardi in Italy. For Miart Viscardi will produce a new series of works specifically for the fair. He is making a series of large-scale ‘suit paintings’ playing on preconceptions of Milan as a fashion capital. The works will reflect a heightened version of a ‘projected-self’ visiting the city. Being much larger-than-life, the initial ‘arrogance’ of the works becomes offset by an overall sense of insecurity; haphazard stitching, ill fitting and slightly out of shape, they reveal the inflated and wayward nature of stereotype, genre and projection.
Carla Chiarchiaro: “Frutta presenterà uno stand con quattro artisti: Gabriele De Santis, Alek O., Ditte Gantriis e Alex Rathbone.I lavori di De Santis, Alek O. e Rathbone saranno inediti, mentre le due sculture della Gantriis, degli enormi cesti in vimini prodotti in un villaggio vicino Copenhagen, sono tratti dalla sua prima personale in galleria, tenutasi ad ottobre 2014, dal titolo Body and Soul”.