I am pleased to announce "Reflective Reflexion", a project room exhibition I have organized of works by Corban Walker and Carrie Yamaoka. This is the first time that work by these two artists have been shown together. "Reflective Reflexion" is the third installment at the Curatorial Research Lab, situated in the project room at Winkleman Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Conceived to allow independent curators to experiment with juxtapositions of artworks or try out ideas for larger projects, the Curatorial Research Lab is organized independently of the regular Winkleman Gallery programming.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reflective Reflexion: Corban Walker + Carrie Yamaoka
organized by Joy Garnett
Date: June 18 - July 30, 2010
Opening reception: June 18, 6-8pm
- 1. deeply or seriously thoughtful; 2.
capable of physically reflecting light or sound; 3. "a reflective
surface"; 4. devoted to matters of the mind.
- 1. the act of reflecting or the state
of being reflected; 2. something reflected or the image so produced, as
mirror; 3. careful or long consideration or thought; expression without
words..."tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a
reflection of the heart's condition".
works of Corban Walker and Carrie Yamaoka
rejuvenation and continued dialogue with
Minimalism that is propelled by an engagement with new materials and
technologies. Yamaoka and
Walker each beautifully extend the post-Minimalist moment broached and
developed by their predecessor Felix
Gonzalez-Torres. The works of all
three artists, subtly infused
as they are with social and political ideas and desires, nevertheless express something very
personal that is
beyond ideology, tempered by a profoundly rigorous formal continuity.
challenges presented by the sexuality of Gonzalez-Torres and Yamaoka,
American identity of Yamaoka, and by Walker’s physical stature, each
an emotional complexity that lends a very real gravity to their works.
the more difficult, chaotic and thorny issues are encrypted in clean,
materials that are reflective, reflexive, formally exquisite and
In the main gallery:
Yevgeniy Fiks: "Ayn Rand in Illustrations" - Info
Opening reception: Friday, June 18, 6-8pm