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This is a photograph titled Vitrine (The Porcupine Illusion) (I) by artist Sarah Jones made in 2017 to 2018. This is a C print mounted on aluminum, and the dimensions are 27.5 inches by 22 inches.This is a work titled Plant by artist Richard Hughes made in 2016. The materials are paper pulp, and the dimensions are 18 inches by 23 inches.This is a work titled Survivor by artist Richard Hughes made in 2016. The materials are paper pulp, and the dimensions are 18 inches by 23 inches.This is a painting titled Richard Hell by artist Nicole Eisenman made in 2016. The materials for the work are oil on canvas, the dimensions are 60 inches by 48 inches. This is a work titled Pop Corn by artist Dan McCarthy made in 2016. The materials are Low fire clay and glazes with Lascaux paint, weathered pine wood base, and the dimensions are 23 inches by 18 inches.This is a work titled Untitled by artist Erik van Lieshout made in 2014. The materials are Mixed media on paper, and the dimensions are 16.7 inches by 14.17 inches.This is a painting named Taffeta by Ellen Berkenblit made in 2016. The materials are oil and charcoal on cotton and linen, and the dimension is 89 by 76 inches (226.06 by 193.04 cm).This is a work titled (wood 11) by artist Shio Kusaka made in 2016. The material is stoneware, and the dimensions are 6 inches by 5.75 inches by 5.75 inches.This is a work titled (wood 7) by artist Shio Kusaka made in 2016. The material is stoneware, and the dimensions are 20.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 11.5 inches.This is a work titled (grid 153) by artist Shio Kusaka made in 2016. The material is stoneware, and the dimensions are 17.25 inches by 15 inches by 15 inches.This is a work titled Popcorn Road #2 by artist Alessandro Pessoli made in 2016. The materials are Oil, soft pastel and collage on canvas, and the dimensions are 78 inches by 59 inches.This is a work titled Ciel by artist Lothar Hempel made in 2015. The materials are plexi, acrylic paint, silver wire and plastic on mounted C-print, and the dimensions are 85.5 inches by 85.5 inches by 4 inches.

Press Release

Implosion 20
November 10 –
December 22, 2016

Anton Kern Gallery is turning twenty and we celebrate this anniversary with Implosion 20, a group exhibition featuring the work of all 28 artists on roster, as well as works by artists who have shown previously or have had a personal connection to the gallery. In addition, we will present a series of events, kicking off with a special ‘lecture’ performed by John Bock. The exhibition will mark the last show at this location before we move to Midtown Manhattan.

 

The show is based around the concept of  implosion, not as a destructive force but as a centering force and act of integration. From its inception 1996, the gallery has grown organically out of the dialogue between Anton and our core roster of artists. This exhibition is to pay tribute to those who have shaped the gallery’s trajectory and have made the gallery what it is today: a space of confluence for various media and artists of different backgrounds and locales.

 

Implosion 20 will juxtapose new works with historic pieces that became milestones in the gallery’s history. A video recording of Angus Fairhurst’s live performance (with Phillip Bradshaw, Cerith Wyn Evans and Matt Collishaw) from his two-person show with Lothar Hempel,  Low Expectations, commemorates the gallery’s opening on September 19, 1996.

 

The concert established the enduring interest in the intersection between visual art and music that defines the gallery and many of its participants.

 

During the opening reception on November 10th, John Bock will give a lecture-performance. As the first artist to exhibit at the 532 West 20th Street space, it is appropriate that he mark the closing of the space with an enactment of his piece, Dünnhutiger Butcher (Thin-skinned Butcher), a work in which Bock creates small clay portraits of members of the audience that he will give away.

 

A zine on Implosion 20 and the gallery’s history, featuring an essay by Bob Nickas, will be available on the occasion.

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