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| ART | Vanishing Points

ROBERT SMITHSON
Enantiomorphic Chambers
1965
Painted steel, mirrors
24 x 30 x 31 in. 
Who am I but a sobriquet, a teeth-grinder, grinder of color, and vanishing point?
Dorothea Tanning

Marina Adams, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Lucas Blalock, Alex Dodge, Carroll Dunham, RJ Messineo, Beatriz Milhazes, Matt Mullican, Adam Novak, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Hanna Sandin, Robert Smithson, Joseph Stabilito, Ruth Vollmer, Peixuan Wang, and Jack Whitten

Vanishing Points
Curated by Andrianna Campbell
533 W26 ST | MAR 23 – APR 22

James Cohan

533 West 26 Street

New York NY 10001

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10-6

Tel: 212.714.9500

Fax 212.714.9510

| SSWTR & Friends | Congrats to all the 2014 Whitney Biennial artists

Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Founded 2000; based in Chicago, IL
Matt Hanner: born 1971 in Columbus, OH;
died 2011 in Porter, IN

Terry Adkins
Born 1953 in Washington, DC
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Philadelphia, PA

Etel Adnan
Born 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in Sausalito, CA, and Paris, France

Alma Allen
Born 1970 in Heber City, UT
Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA

Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Arakawa: Born 1977 in Fukushima, Japan
Rodriguez: Born 1970 in New York, NY
Live and work in New York, NY

Uri Aran
Born 1977 in Jerusalem, Israel
Lives and works in New York, NY

Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Ashley: Born 1930 in Ann Arbor, MI
Waterman: Born 1975 in Portsmouth, VA
Live and work in New York, NY

Michel Auder
Born 1945 in Soissons, France
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Lisa Anne Auerbach
Born 1967 in Ann Arbor, MI
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Julie Ault
Born 1957 in Boston, MA
Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA and New York, NY

Darren Bader
Born 1978 in Bridgeport, CT
Lives and works in New York, NY

Kevin Beasley
Born 1985 in Lynchburg, VA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Gretchen Bender
Born 1951 in Seaford, DE
Died 2004 in New York, NY

Stephen Berens
Born 1952 in Fort Collins, CO
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Dawoud Bey
Born 1953 in Queens, NY
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Jennifer Bornstein
Born 1970 in Seattle, WA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and Berlin, Germany

Andrew Bujalski
Born 1977 in Boston, MA
Lives and works in Austin, TX

Elijah Burgher
Born 1978 in Kingston, NY
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Castaing-Taylor: Born 1966 in Liverpool, UK
Paravel: Born 1971 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Live and work in Boston, MA, and Paris, France
Sensory Ethnography Lab founded by Lucien Castaing-Taylor in 2006

Sarah Charlesworth
Born 1947 in East Orange, NJ
Died 2013 in Hartford, CT

Yve Laris Cohen
Born 1985 in San Diego, CA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Critical Practices Inc.
Founded in 2010; based in New York, NY

Matthew Deleget
Born 1972 in Hammond, IN
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

David Diao
Born 1943 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Lives and works in New York, NY

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Drucker: Born 1983 in Syracuse, NY
Ernst: Born 1982 in Pomona, CA
Live and work in Los Angeles, CA

Paul Druecke
Born 1964 in Milwaukee, WI
Lives and works in Milwaukee, WI

Jimmie Durham
Born 1940 in Washington, AR
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Rochelle Feinstein
Born 1947 in New York, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY

Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Born 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Morgan Fisher
Born 1942 in Washington, DC
Lives and works in Santa Monica, CA

Louise Fishman
Born 1939 in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Victoria Fu
Born 1978 in Santa Monica, CA
Lives and works in San Diego, CA, and Los Angeles, CA

Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons, Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Gerber: Born 1955 in McAllen, TX;
lives and works in Chicago, IL
Hammons: Born 1943 in Springfield, IL;
lives and works in New York, NY
Levine: Born 1947 in Hazelton, PA;
lives and works in New York, NY
Shimizu: Born 1978 in Hawaii;
lives and works in New York, NY

Jeff Gibson
Born 1958 in Brisbane, Australia
Lives and works in New York, NY

Tony Greene curated by Richard Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Born 1955 in San Francisco, CA
Died 1990 in Los Angeles, CA

Joseph Grigely
Born 1956 in East Longmeadow, MA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Miguel Gutierrez
Born 1971 in Flushing, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Karl Haendel
Born 1976 in New York, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Philip Hanson
Born 1943 in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Jonn Herschend
Born 1967 in Branson, MO
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Sheila Hicks
Born 1934 in Hastings, NE
Lives and works in New York, NY, and Paris, France

Channa Horwitz
Born 1932 in Los Angeles, CA
Died 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?
A global collective; founded in 2013

Susan Howe
Born 1937 in Boston, MA
Lives and works in Guilford, CA

Jacqueline Humphries
Born 1960 in New Orleans, LA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Gary Indiana
Born 1950 in Derry, NH
Lives and works in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA

Doug Ischar
Born 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Lives and works in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA

Carol Jackson
Born 1962 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Travis Jeppesen
Born 1979 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lives and works in London, England, and Berlin, Germany

Alex Jovanovich
Born 1975 in Hobart, Indiana
Lives and works in Bronx, NY

Angie Keefer
Born 1977 in Huntsville, AL
Lives and works in New York, NY

Ben Kinmont
Born 1963 in Burlington, VT
Lives and works in Sebastopol, CA

Shio Kusaka
Born 1972 in Japan
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Chris Larson
Born 1966 in St. Paul, MN
Lives and works in St. Paul, MN

Diego Leclery
Born 1978 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Lives and works in New York, NY

Zoe Leonard
Born 1961 in Liberty, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY

Tony Lewis
Born 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Pam Lins
Born in Lake Forest, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Fred Lonidier
Born 1942 in Lakeview, OR
Lives and works in San Diego, CA

Ken Lum
Born 1956 in Vancouver, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver and Philadelphia, PA

Shana Lutker
Born 1978 in Northport, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Dashiell Manley
Born 1983 in Fontana, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

John Mason
Born 1927 in Madrid, NE
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Keith Mayerson
Born 1966 in Cincinnati, OH
Lives and works in New York, NY

Suzanne McClelland
Born 1959 in Jacksonville, FL
Lives and works in New York, NY

Dave McKenzie
Born 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Bjarne Melgaard
Born 1967 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in New York, NY

Rebecca Morris
Born 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Mosley
Born 1974 in Dallas, TX
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade)
Founded in 2000; based in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA

Dona Nelson
Born 1947 in Grand Island, NE
Lives and works in Lansdale, PA, and New York, NY

Ken Okiishi
Born 1978 in Ames, IA
Lives and works in New York, NY, and Berlin, Germany

Pauline Oliveros
Born 1932 in Houston, TX
Lives and works in Kingston, NY

Joel Otterson
Born 1959 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Laura Owens
Born 1970 in Euclid, OH
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Paul P.
Born 1977 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in New York, NY, and Paris, France

taisha paggett
Born 1976 in Fresno, CA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA

Charlemagne Palestine
Born 1947 in Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Public Collectors
Founded in 2007; based in Chicago, IL

Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Born 1978 in Evanston, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Reinke: Born 1963 in Eganville, Ontario, Canada
Mott: Born 1980 in New York, NY
Live and work in Chicago, IL

David Robbins
Born 1957 in Whitefish Bay, WI
Lives and works in Shorewood, WI

Sterling Ruby
Born 1972 in Bitburg, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Miljohn Ruperto
Born 1971 in Manila, Philippines
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Jacolby Satterwhite
Born 1986 in Columbia, SC
Lives and works in New York, NY

Peter Schuyff
Born 1958 in Baarn, Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Allan Sekula
Born 1951 in Erie, PA
Died 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

Semiotext(e)
Founded in 1974; based in Los Angeles, CA

Amy Sillman
Born 1955 in Detroit, MI
Lives and works in New York, NY

Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Snobeck: Born 1980 in Wadena, MN;
lives and works in New York, NY
Sullivan: Born 1968 in Los Angeles, CA;
lives and works in Chicago, IL

A.L. Steiner
Born 1967 in Miami, FL
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Emily Sundblad
Born 1977 in Dalsjöfors, Sweden
Lives and works in New York, NY

Ricky Swallow
Born 1974 in San Remo, Australia
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Tony Tasset
Born 1960 in Cincinnati, OH
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Sergei Tcherepnin
Born 1981 in Watertown, MA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Triple Canopy
Founded in 2007; based in Brooklyn, NY

Philip Vanderhyden
Born 1978 in Menasha, WI
Lives and works in New York, NY

Pedro Vélez
Born 1973 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Lives and works in Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI

Charline von Heyl
Born 1960 in Mainz, Germany
Lives and works in New York, NY

David Foster Wallace
Born 1962 in Ithaca, NY
Died 2008 in Claremont, CA

Dan Walsh
Born 1960 in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Donelle Woolford
Born 1977 in Conyers, GA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Born 1975 in Los Gatos, CA
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

| Art | Made in Space / Curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik / Opening July 11, 6–9 PM

MADE IN SPACE

Curated by
Peter Harkawik & Laura Owens

July 11 – August 10, 2013
Opening: July 11, 2013 / 6–9 PM

Lucas Blalock, Derek Boshier, Jedediah Caesar, Joshua Callaghan, Vanessa Conte, Michael Decker, Gabrielle Ferrer, Laeh Glenn, Hannah Greely, Marcia Hafif, Peter Harkawik, Cannon Hudson, Jim Isermann, Patrick Jackson, David Korty, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Tala Madani, Josh Mannis, Max Maslansky, Jesse Mockrin, Rebecca Morris, Davida Nemeroff, Eric Orr, Jorge Pardo, Marina Pinsky, Allen Ruppersberg, Asha Schechter, John Seal, Peter Shire, Mungo Thomson, Aaron Wrinkle

Held in conjunction with
Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue – 3rd Floor
New York, NY

GBE
620 Greenwich St.
Tu–S / 10–6
After July 8, M–F / 10–6

//

Made in Space

1. Someone drank tea. Someone else felt that a specific kind of taco eaten at a particular
geographic location was like a drug. The spices generated a certain kind of energy, or, perhaps, muscle memory. It was 2012.

2. In 2002, “thoughts mixed and burned with gasoline” turned to Orange County, a web without a spider, The Citadel, Eden-Olympia. The commingling of purposefulness and aimlessness was understood to be the effect of Junkspace.

3. In 1981, Peter Schjeldahl took a trip to Los Angeles and wrote a short essay damning our city to a future of cultural irrelevance, lest it somehow invert each and every one of its unique features. He wrote, “The wishfulness of LA’s citizens is simply explained as the effect of a life that enforces independence to the point of autism. Try to lean on anything or anyone and you’ll fall down[…] Los Angeles is a city without public spaces. There are only private spaces–fenced haciendas of self-maintenance and self-invention–surrounded with the soft, dreamy, zinging-withlight nowhere in particular.” Much as Michael Fried’s write-off of minimalism as theater, Schjeldahl missed the point.

4. Participants in the 2010 TV series “Wipe Out” drove to Magic Mountain for jouissance: that is, being battered around by brightly colored, slowly rotating foam shapes.

5. In 1986, a pedestrian observed a pair of giant steel springs rolling down the sidewalk near the corner of Wilshire and La Brea. Elsewhere, aphasiacs watched Ronald Reagan on television and were not fooled by his affect. Because they lacked the ability to understand the intended significance of various facial expressions and/or gestures, their experience of his speech was divorced from his image, rendering it as inert and senseless as the printed word.

6. A shopper walks the isles of Home Depot in a stupor, hopelessly trying to assemble a mental list of life goals by way of immediate hardware purchases. Thoughts turn to the specific alienated labor that produced this situation. Is a kindred soul, another loser, in a cubicle somewhere, proliferating this amalgamation of thoughtless spatial constructs, endcap displays stacked to the sky? Is that person horny? Do they have a gaping flesh wound? A fixed quantity of gasoline was converted to smog today. It is 1999.

7. The Mall of America is constructed in 1992. The FDA urges surgeons to abandon silicone in breast implants and the first McDonald’s franchise is opened in China. In the words of French anthropologist Marc Augé, “Place and non-place are rather like opposed polarities: the first is never completely erased, the second never totally completed; they are like palimpsests on which the scrambled game of identity and relations is ceaselessly rewritten.”

8. Food is a variety of colors. We all eat food. Certain foods appear one color or another on
account of food dye. Regardless of whether or not their color is a lie or we willingly suspend
disbelief (as in the instance of a Starburst — is it the flavor “Lemon” or the flavor “Yellow”?), we all eat, and we all shit. In painting, mixing color is a complicated process involving the opacity of various pigments and substrates. Mixing too many colors results in a sludge that is invariably described as “muddy.” This is much like our digestive system. Foods we eat are broken down by procedures which work in concert; the enzymes in our mouth, the acids of our stomach. The color in foods is combined slowly in our body, until we shit, and see the result of our gastric color mixing: brown. In 2009, The Wrigley Company discontinued their unpopular “Baja California” Starburst flavor.

9. A person discovered a pile of feces directly in the middle of a pair of women’s size 10 red pumps. The distance between the shoes and the feces, which looked very much like a chocolatedipped frozen yogurt dessert, or a dog chew, indicated that the person could have been squatting and defecating. This tableau vivant was found in a parking lot behind a chinese restaurant in Beverly Hills in 2008. Every transaction leaves a remainder.

10. In 2001, an auto dealership on the 134 Freeway decided to expand its advertising by taking over an adjacent parking garage. Mannequins, waving and smiling, some posed with balloons, were installed on its upper levels. This visuality of the frontal, of the fleeting glance, produced a sensation not unlike V-effekt in passing drivers. Like a Brechtian stage play, their collective event was stripped of its self-evident nature. That same year, Elizabeth Grosz wrote, “Space, […] outside the ruses of imagination, is not static, fixed, infinitely expandable, infinitely divisible, concrete, extended, continuous, and homogenous, though perhaps we must think in these terms to continue our everyday lives (and the architect is perhaps more invested in this understanding of space than anyone else). Space, like time, is emergence and eruption, oriented not to the ordered, the controlled, the static, but to the event, to movement or action.”

11. In 1993, someone sat in a recliner in Long Beach with a VHS deck balanced on each knee. One screen played Hitchcock’s “Rope” while the other played Altman’s “Short Cuts.” Nearby, under a bridge, someone was feeling like his only companion was the city he lived in, the City of Angels. Around the same time, a wallet was left in El Segundo.

12. Two friends, both architects, drove to Brentwood in 1994. They got out of their car and ran alongside OJ Simpson’s Bronco, hoping to catch a glimpse of reality in progress and joining thousands of people on the streets and overpasses in communal euphoria.

13. Two curators drove by a flip flop in the road. This was mutually lauded for its demonstrative effect. It was 2013.