Press Release

Sean Kelly Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, RE-LOCATION: on moving. The opening of the exhibition will take place on March 1st from 6pm until 8pm.

RE-LOCATION will be the last exhibition in our SoHo space. Inspired by all that moving to a new space entails, the exhibition brings together works by a diverse group of artists that address various aspects of relocating. Moving generates a wealth of bittersweet associations from adventure to nostalgia for the place vacated, all of which are tempered by innumerable mundane practicalities. Appropriately, the exhibition begins with the famous photograph of Yves Klein jumping off a building, leaping into the void. The practical aspects of moving are reflected in Joseph Kosuth's one and three valises and in Richard Artschwager's Crate. Andy Warhol's Fragile refers perhaps not only to the boxes' contents, but also to a state of mind!

The people waiting for a train in Chantal Akerman's photograph and Cindy Sherman's and Douglas Gordon's hitchhikers are in transit between the place they have left behind and their destination. In Farm from Peter Garfield's mobile home series and Laurie Simmons' Walking Toilet the object itself is in transit between locations. The most paradigmatic representation of transition included in the exhibition is the photograph of Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase. Richard Long's photograph of a field of flowers has a negative X created by removing daisy heads, X also marks a possible destination. Gabriel Orozco's photograph of a cross shaped stone fire poetically reminds us of the simple yet warm sense of place.

Memories and emotional attachments that remain after departure constitute another register within the exhibition. A photograph of a room from Lorna Simpson's Interior/Exterior Full/Empty retains the impression of people having just left. Julião Sarmento's large painting on paper traces movement within a floor. Orit Raff photographs the indentations left by furniture in carpet. Traces of another kind are depicted in Vik Muniz' photographs of a phone booth and numbers written upon a wall. A video by Chistoph Girardet recalls the last dance before the final farewell, while Rachel Whiteread's light switch, reminds the last one out to turn off the lights.

In late April, Sean Kelly Gallery is expanding and moving to our new 7,000 square foot facility in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. Our new details are: 528 W. 29th Street, New York, New York 10001. Our new contact information will be 212.239.1181 (telephone) and 212.239.2467 (fax). We can still be found on the web at www.skny.com

Checklist

Counter clockwise from right:

MAN RAY
Nude Descending the Staircase, c. 1919/20
black and white photograph
unframed: 6 3/16 x 3 5/8 inches
framed: 17 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Stamp: Campagne premier
In Black ink "Nu descendant l'escalier" by Marcel Duchamp
MR-9
Private Collection

LORNA SIMPSON
Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty No.3, 1997
1 silver gelatin print mounted on 8 ply archival mat with silk-screened text in artist's frame
Edition of 12, 4 AP's
image: 15 x 11 3/4 inches
paper: 20 x 16 inches
framed: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
LS-2.3.

CHRISTOPH GIRARDET
Scratch, 2001
4 minute 15 second black and white and color video with sound on DVD,
edition of 5, 2 APs (Exhibition copy)
CG-2

ORIT RAFF
Untitled (Dresser, Apt #14B) - excerpt from the installation Mobius Strip, 1999-2000
C-print mounted to aluminum
edition of 3
35 x 29 inches
OR-1

JULIÃO SARMENTO
Untitled, 1990
mixed media on paper
59 1/8 x 49 1/2 inches (150.2 x 125.8 cm)
JS-769

RICHARD LONG
England, 1968
black and white photograph
image: 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches
framed: 13 15/16 X 16 3/8 inches
RL-3
Private Collection

DOUGLAS GORDON
Psycho Hitchhiker, 1993
black and white photograph
image: 14 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
framed: 23 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches
DG-12
Private Collection

CINDY SHERMAN
Untitled Film Still #48, 1979
silver gelatin print
paper: 8 x 10 inches
image: 7 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
framed:12 9/16 x 14 7/16 inches
CS-
Private Collection

JOSEPH KOSUTH
One and Three Valises
1965
wooden valise, photograph of a valise, photographic enlargement of dictionary definition of 'valise', original photo-certificate
valise:14 1/2 x 24 x 9 inches
valise photo: 23 5/8 x 30 5/8 inches
definition: 24 1/8 x 31 1/2 inches
JK-38

ANDY WARHOL
Handle With Care
1962
stencil and acrylic on canvas
37 1/2 x 10 inches
AW-2
Private Collection

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER
Untitled (1000 cubic inches)
1996
plywood and pine with steel hardware
AP #3/11
10 x 10 x 10 inches
RA-2.3
Private Collection

PETER GARFIELD
Mobile Home (Farm)
1994
C-print
edition of 10 (#2/10)
41 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches
PG-1.2

GABRIEL OROZCO
Center of the Universe
1997
framed Cibachrome
edition of 5 (#5/5)
12 7/16 x 18 5/8 inches
GO-1.5

CHANTAL AKERMAN
untitled (d'est)
1998
cibachrome mounted on aluminum
edition of 9
20 x 24 inches
CA-1.

LAURIE SIMMONS
Walking Toilet
1989
Cibachrome
edition of 10 (exhibition copy)
46 x 64 inches
LSi-1.EX

VIK MUNIZ
Telephone
1990
two framed black and white photographs
unique
framed: 19 1/8 x 8 3/16 inches
framed: 15 7/8 x 24 1/6 inches
VM-2a,b
Private Collection

RACHEL WHITEREAD
Untitled (Twenty Four Switches)
1998
aluminum
edition of 24 (#17/24)
10 1/4 x 8 x 2 3/4 inches
RW-1.17
Private Collection

YVES KLEIN
Leap into The Void
silver gelatin print
image: 21 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches
framed: 13 6/8 x 10 1/2 inches
YKl-1
Private Collection

In front office:

ORIT RAFF
Untitled (Plant, Apt #14B) - excerpt from the installation Mobius Strip
1999-2000
C-print mounted to aluminum
edition of 3
25 x 21 inches
OR-2
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