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Communication Breakdown

September 13 – October 25, 2008

Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown

We are pleased to present Communication Breakdown, a joint exhibition and collaborative effort between Edlin Gallery, New York and Creative Growth Art Center's(Oakland, CA) new Paris venue, Galerie Impaire. Dates for New York are September 13 - October 25, 2008 with an opening reception Saturday, September 13th from 6 to 8 PM. Paris dates are September 24 - November 2, vernissage on September 24th from 6 to 8 PM.

Curated by Blain VandenBerg and Phillip Jones, the show explores abstraction as a shifting notion - both formally and conceptually, with works by artists who employ diverse methods of reductivism and bricolage. 


Participating Artists:

Tauba Auerbach
Beverly Baker
Paul Butler
James Castle
Joy Drury Cox
Dana Frankfort
Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Christopher Wool
Zach Houston*
Matt Keegan
Louise Lawler
Dwight Mackintosh
Dan Miller
Yuichi Saito
Maya Schindler
Harald Stoffers
Stan Vanderbeek
Melvin Way

*Poet/artist Zach Houston will be present at the opening reception.

Their practice of meticulous subtraction or obsessive layering results in disorienting collisions between manuscript and mechanical type, audile and visual perception, literacy and non-literacy, and renders communication chaotic and vague.

The artists selected range in varying degrees from being engaged or detached with the contemporary art community. Their eclectic uses of characters, materials and methodologies lead to elliptical readings of their compositions and elicit conversations about intention, self-awareness and context.

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