The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 31, 2014


Gregg Hill: Smashed at 3rd Rail Gallery
Gregg Hill, Belief #14 - Red, painted steel.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY.- Gregg Hill: Smashed, an exhibition of new sculpture including crushed oil barrels with shiny immaculate surfaces, will debut at 3rd Rail Gallery from May 31 through June 28, 2008. The exhibition coincides with an exhibition of the same name in Manhattan at Serrano Contemporary in Chelsea from June 5 through July 8, 2008. The artist’s first solo shows in New York, Gregg Hill: Smashed presents the dynamic debut of an emerging artist. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Mark Daniel Cohen will accompany the exhibitions.

Gregg Hill: Smashed at 3rd Rail Studio includes large scale work made with steel oil drums as well as aluminum soda cans. Many of the sculptures are created by literally smashing oil barrels with a crane and a large weight. Habit Energies of the Egoic Mind, 2008, features six massive smashed 275-gallon oil drums. The barrels are shown in one of three different stages: The first stage is left raw in its rusted state to symbolize impermanence; the second is refined with spray paint; the third stage is sanded and painted to a spectacularly shiny finish in bright candy colors inspired by logos of major corporations.

Boy in a Dream, 2008, is shiny black painted oil barrel smashed sideways with white lettering that could be a poem about a boy in a dream waking up. Text is often used by Hill on the sculpture and on plates above the work. It can refer to a spiritual thought or a comment about self identity such as “It becomes you” or a mantra such as “Breathe in, breathe out.”

The exhibition also includes smashed aluminum soda cans arranged in cubes. The 20-foot long title work, SMASHED, 2008, consists of 72 separate square sculptures created from found, flattened aluminum cans in the form of a monumental wall relief.





Today's News

May 26, 2008

Picasso Retrospective From The Picasso Museum in Paris Opens in Abu Dhabi Today

Christie's To Host British Art Week With A Series of Auctions, Lectures and Events June 4-6

ICA Anniversary Print Portfolio 2008 Available June 2

Musée National Des Arts Asiatiques Guimet Presents Hokusai

Andreas Fogarasi: Információ Opens at Ernst Museum

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine at The Ukrainian Museum

Oh Chi-Gyun: Defining Landscape at Chelsea Art Museum

Five Hundred Years of Icon History at Christie's - Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

Cerca Series: Nina Katchadourian at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Eric Forstmann: Cash, Clouds, Shirts, Fruit at Butler Institute

June UBS 12x12 Presents Mark Booth at MCA Chicago

NGA Opens Luminous Photographs of the Ocean and Beach by Richard Misrach

Gregg Hill: Smashed at 3rd Rail Gallery

Hauser and Wirth Presents Hans Josephsohn's Sculptures

Featherin' our Nests Fundraiser Auctions Plunderware Birdhouse by Local Artist

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site