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First solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Jeff Elrod on view at MoMA PS 1
Jeff Elrod. Echo Painting (b/w). 2012. Inkjet on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.- MoMA PS1 presents the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Jeff Elrod (American, b. 1966). Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large of the Museum of Modern Art, Jeff Elrod: Nobody Sees Like Us is on view on the 2nd floor of MoMA PS1 through April 1, 2013.

Elrod creates abstract paintings using basic computer software as a starting point for his artistic process. He began painting abstractions of video game imagery in the early 1990s before using computers, starting in 1997, to facilitate paintings through a technique he calls “frictionless drawing.” While software allows for the production of lines and color fields without direct intervention of the artist’s hand, Elrod aligns his work with the long history of painting and abstraction.

Without preconceived plans for his canvas, Elrod employs the computer to work, save, and re-work hundreds of drawings, and the paintings in this exhibition are made from the artist’s previous works. For this exhibition, Elrod has abandoned his process of transferring the digital image to canvas by hand, and now uses printers to produce the final work. These new paintings are based on the artist’s series of hundreds of computer-generated drawings created in homage to the exchange between artist and poet Brion Gysin (1916–1986) and writer William S. Burroughs (1914–1997) surrounding Gysin’s “dream machine,” a device built by Ian Somerville in the late 1950s that uses oscillating light frequencies to stimulate the optical nerves while the viewer’s eyes are closed. Evoking the hallucinatory effects intended by Gysin’s machine, Elrod processes his original drawing into blurred images to create visual fields that resist coherence. The space, shapes, and lines from the artist’s original drawings are lost and the indeterminate blur that he produces becomes the paintings’ dominant aesthetic form.

Elrod, Jeff (born 1966, Dallas, TX) received a BFA from University of North Texas in 1990 and studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1992). Elrod has recently exhibited at the Journal Gallery, New York (2012); Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (2012); Marlborough Gallery Madrid (2012), Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2009). His work is found in the collections of The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is a recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany award (1997). The artist lives and works in Marfa, TX and Brooklyn, NY.



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