The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, February 25, 2018


David Zwirner exhibits new sculptural work by American artist Jordan Wolfson
Jordan Wolfson, Colored sculpture, 2016. Mixed media. Overall dimensions vary with each installation. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London and David Zwirner, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- David Zwirner is presenting a new sculptural work by Jordan Wolfson, on view at 525 West 19th Street in New York. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery since he joined in 2013. The work is presented in partnership with Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. Pulling intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, and the technology industry, he produces ambitious and enigmatic narratives that frequently revolve around a series of invented, animated characters.

The red hair, freckles, and boyish look of Colored sculpture draw associations to such literary and pop cultural characters as Huckleberry Finn, Howdy Doody, and Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of Mad magazine. Highly polished in appearance, the work is suspended with heavy chains from a large mechanized gantry, which is programmed to choreograph its movements. The sheer physicality of the installation, which fills the entire gallery space and includes the work being hoisted and thrown forcefully to the ground, viscerally blurs the distinction between figuration and abstraction, while furthering the formal and narrative possibilities of sculpture.

The sculpture’s eyes employ facial recognition technology to track spectators’ gazes and movements, thereby adding another layer of interactive corporeality to the work. Using fiber optics, its eyes also intermittently display a range of imagery and video footage, including the artist’s own animations and filmed footage, and other found visual material, all of which seem to mine the subconscious preoccupations and desires of our society and consumer culture.

The work’s incongruous accompanying soundtrack further underscores the complex tensions and distortions that the artist establishes between reality and artificiality, subject and object, meaning and sense.

Jordan Wolfson was born in 1980 in New York. In 2003, he received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. The artist joined David Zwirner in 2013; his first exhibition at the gallery was in 2014.

In 2015, the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio held a solo show featuring two early videos by Wolfson. In 2014, a selection of Wolfson’s video work was shown at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow as part of the 6th Glasgow International. Also in 2014, the artist participated in 14 Rooms, which was curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist and presented during Art Basel in June 2014. The exhibition was a collaboration between Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel, and Theater Basel. In 2013, Jordan Wolfson: Ecce Homo/le Poseur marked the most comprehensive survey of his work to date, organized by the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent. Also in 2013 was his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom presented at the Chisenhale Gallery in London. Other institutions which have previously hosted solo shows include the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; REDCAT, Los Angeles (both 2012); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2011); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2009); Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2007); and the Kunsthalle Zürich (2004).

In 2009, he received the prestigious Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation, which helps an artist from outside the United Kingdom realize a major project at Frieze Art Fair in London.

Work by Wolfson is held in public collections worldwide, including Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.





Today's News

May 9, 2016

Paul Mellon's most treasured works on paper celebrated in exhibition

Artcurial announces Orientalism, Africanism, Iranian & Arabic Modern Art Sale

Palm Beach Modern to auction 550 curated lots of art, furniture and decorative accessories on May 14

Exceptional works by masters including Tamayo, Botero & Varo to be offered at Sotheby's

A giant of 20th Century Russian art, Vladimir Nemukhin has died at 90

Nature at Home: Huge Stegosaurus skeleton to be sold by Auctionata at REDGALLERY

New series of paintings, drawings, and works in clay by Lorraine Shemesh on view at Gerald Peters Gallery

Artcurial announces sale of Art Deco, including a collection of furniture by Maxime Old

Art gives former station in US capital new lease on life

Exhibition of works by Danish artist Asger Jorn opens at Petzel Gallery

Unpublished sketchbook by British painter Stanley Spencer uncovered by the Hepworth Wakefield

Urs Fischer - False Friends: A selection of the Dakis Joannou Collection in Geneva for the first time

David Zwirner exhibits new sculptural work by American artist Jordan Wolfson

Pussy Poppin' Power: Judy Ledgerwood's fourth solo exhibition with Tracy Williams Ltd. opens in New York

Exhibition of works by Marley Dawson opens at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney

Von Lintel Gallery opens exhibition of experimental photography by New York artist Chuck Kelton

Exhibition at Klein Sun Gallery reveals the practice and works of China's youngest generation of artists

Exhibition of abstract paintings by artist Charley Brown on view at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Cologne-based artists Gert & Uwe Tobias exhibits at Team (gallery, inc.)

China is winning war of the worlds in giant Paris art show

New Museum presents "Andra Ursuța: Alps," the artist's first New York museum exhibition

Exhibition of works by Thór Vigfússon. on view at i8 Gallery

Statue of Hitler goes for $17.2 million at New York auction

Exhibition launches Modernity X Hungary: A Festival of Hungarian Modernism in New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet

4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù

6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School

9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion

10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works



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


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com 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
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful