Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE. at Sean Kelly, New York

January 6 - February 3, 2018

Photography: Jason Wyche, New York

Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

James Casebere
Cabana, 2017
framed archival pigment print mounted to dibond
paper: 66 3/4 x 46 5/8 inches (169.5 x 118.4 cm)
framed: 69 7/16 x 49 5/16 x 2 1/4 inches (176.4 x 125.3 x 5.7 cm)
edition of 5 with 2 APs
JC-265

Alejandro Campins Sean Kelly

Alejandro Campins
Vientre, 2017
oil on canvas
70 x 102 inches (177.8 x 259.1 cm)
ACam-23

Antony Gormley Sean Kelly Gallery

Antony Gormley
REST, 2012
hollow plaster blocks made from 10mm wall thickness of Crystal R Plaster, reinforced with wire mesh and hessian scrim
34 7/8 x 71 7/8 x 40 3/4 inches (88.5 x 182.5 x 103.5 cm)
edition of 3 with 1 AP
AG-1580

Candida Höfer Sean Kelly Gallery

Candida Höfer
Villa Borghese Roma IV, 2012
C-print
paper: 70 7/8 x 89 7/16 inches (180 x 227.2 cm)
framed: 72 3/8 x 91 x 1 3/4 inches (183.8 x 231.1 x 4.4 cm) 
edition of 6 with 3 APs
CH-8602

David Claerbout Sean Kelly Gallery

David Claerbout
Olympia (Nothing Romantic), 2017
inkjet print, collage, tape, washed ink, acrylic paint, felt pen and pencil on cardboard
image: 24 x 44 7/8 inches (61 x 114 cm)
paper: 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches (80 x 120 cm)
framed: 33 3/4 x 49 11/16 x 1 3/4 inches (85.7 x 126.2 x 4.4 cm)
DC-71

Diana Fonseca Quinones Sean Kelly

Diana Fonseca Quiñones
Untitled, from the Degradaciones series, 2016 - 2017
paint fragments mounted on wood
painting: 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (100 x 100 cm)
framed: 42 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches (108 x 108 x 9.2 cm) 
DFQ-28

Ilse D'Hollander Sean Kelly Gallery

Ilse D'Hollander
Untitled, 1994
oil on canvas
painting: 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches (80 x 60 cm)
framed: 32 9/16 x 24 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (82.7 x 62.5 x 4.4 cm) 
IDH-P.033

Los Carpinteros Sean Kelly Gallery

Los Carpinteros
Estantería Burbuja, 2016
watercolor on paper in 2 parts
paper (each): 78 3/4 x 44 7/8 inches (200 x 114 cm)
framed(each): 82 1/2 x 48 x 2 1/4 inches (209.6 x 121.9 x 5.7 cm)
overall framed: 82 1/2 x 96 x 2 1/4 inches (209.6 x 243.8 x 5.7 cm) 
LC-16D101

Laurent Grasso
Studies into the Past
oil on wood
9 7/16 x 10 5/8 x 2 3/16 inches (24 x 27 x 5.5 cm)
LG-P.17.1540

Joseph Kosuth Sean Kelly Gallery

Joseph Kosuth
'1,2,3,4', 1993
neon, transformers, certificate of authenticity
141 3/4 x 103 3/4 inches (360 x 263.5 cm)
JK-201

Peter Liversidge Sean Kelly

Peter Liversidge
Upstate Polaroids, Lone House, 2011
pair of unique polaroid photographs
image: 2 7/8 x 3 5/8 inches (7.3 x 9.2 cm) each
polaroid: 4 1/8 x 4 inches (10.5 x 10.2 cm) each
PLi-21a,b

Sam Moyer Sean Kelly Gallery

Sam Moyer
Both sides now, 2017
marble, steel
overall: 142 3/8 x 194 3/5 x 4 inches (361.6 x 494.3 x 10.2 cm)
SM-S.17.01

Alec Soth Sean Kelly Gallery

Alec Soth
Fairway Motor Inn, 2005
digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond 
image: 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm)
paper: 48 x 58 inches (121.9 x 147.3 cm)
framed: 49 x 59 inches (124.5 x 149.9 cm)
edition of 7 with 3 APs
AS-NA.29.L

Frank Thiel Sean Kelly

Frank Thiel
Stadt 14/07 (Berlin), 2010
framed chromogenic print face mounted to Plexiglas 
framed: 54 3/4 x 44 1/2 inches (139 x 113 cm)
edition of 5 with 1 AP
FT-14/07.S

James White Sean Kelly Gallery

James White
A False Sense of Security, 2014
oil and varnish on birch ply panel in Perspex box frame
painting: 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) 
framed: 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 15/16 inches (31.8 x 41.8 x 4.9 cm) 
JWh-25

Press Release

EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE

January 6 – February 3, 2018

Sean Kelly is delighted to present Edifice, Complex, Visionary, Structure, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists who have addressed architectural themes in their work, either explicitly or indirectly, as reference and inspiration.

Architecture is both a concrete word and an intangible construct. An expression used to describe physical structures, reference the design of organic and man-made systems, and explain plastic concepts; it is at once flexible and immutable. We use the term literally to describe the random edifices that comprise our built environment and metaphorically to embody ideals and aspirations.

For instance, Candida Höfer and Alec Soth capture images of opulence and its opposite in their photographs of prestigious and functional architecture. Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, and Laurent Grasso envision fantastic and artificial worlds that exist in their imaginations. Jose Dávila and Iran do Espírito Santo use structural materials, including marble and glass, to construct their architectonic sculptures. And Antony Gormley considers the architecture of the human body as an adaptable set of forms to comprise abstract sculpture.

Documenting the passage of time, David Claerbout’s drawings for a film examine the slow decay of a thousand years brought upon by natural elements, while Peter Liversidge’s Polaroid diptychs focus on subtle atmospheric changes evoked in only a matter of minutes. Whether photographing the construction of a building complex in Berlin, like Frank Thiel, or fashioning a painting from fragments of paint peeled from the facades of buildings in Old Havana, as Diana Fonseca Quiñones does, each of the artists in this exhibition adopts a different language of architecture as the source for their creative vision.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Alejandro Campins, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, David Claerbout, Jose Dávila, Iran do Espírito Santo, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Antony Gormley, Laurent Grasso, Candida Höfer, Ilse D’Hollander, Joseph Kosuth, Peter Liversidge, Sam Moyer, Julião Sarmento, Alec Soth, Frank Thiel, and James White.

 

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