The James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Art Basel Miami Beach 2007, opening on Wednesday, December 5th and running December 6th - 9th, 2007. We hope you will be able to visit us at booth B18 in Hall A.This year's booth will feature an ambitious sculptural installation, including dynamic works by Ingrid Calame, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Yun-Fei Ji, Folkert de Jong, Beatriz Milhazes, Nam June Paik, Roxy Paine, Alan Saret, Hiraki Sawa, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Erick Swenson, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Viola and Xu Zhen.
One haunting centerpiece will be a characteristically grotesque sculpture by Dutch artist Folkert de Jong entitled, Halleluja. Fresh from his first solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery as well as successful showings at the Lever House in New York and the Athens Biennale, De Jong's signature Styrofoam and polyurethane sculptures continue to evolve into ever more engaging cultural tableaux.
Similarly, Trenton Doyle Hancock, recipient of the 2007 Joyce Alexander Wein Award from the Studio Museum Harlem, builds on the drama of his epic Vegan-Mound narrative with Vegan Arm, a nine-foot long skeletal limb shooting into the booth suspending a metal bucket of liquefied "Mound Meat." This work was originally created for Hancock's traveling exhibition, The Wayward Thinker, originating at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006.
We are especially excited to present a recent work by Chinese conceptual artist Xu Zhen, who will have his first New York solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery in February 2008. Zhen's aluminum Coin, spanning one meter in diameter, is etched with a topographical world map and spins continuously on its axis at rapid speed, transforming from a flat coin to a voluminous sphere. While manifesting the adage that "Money Makes the World Go Round," Zhen also suggests that the circulation of global currency is a game of chance.
Finally, we are pleased to debut a new sculpture series of trees by Yinka Shonibare MBE inspired by the theme of the four seasons and featuring leaves made from his signature "African" batik fabric.
Other works on view will include Bill Viola's Ablutions, Erick Swenson's gravity-defying Untitled and a new work by Alison Elizabeth Taylor. Of particular note will be several works from Alan Saret's "Gang Drawings," the series currently on view in his solo Drawing Center New York exhibition, in addition to the wire floor sculpture At the Nickel Arc Hill and the legendary Nam June Paik's robot sculpture, Big Shoulder.
For further information, please contact Jane Cohan at email@example.com or 212-714-9500. Additional information on Art Basel Miami Beach can be found on their website at www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/ss/