Roxy Paine, S2 P2 B6 (detail), 2002, low density polyethelene, 22 x 23 x
Pierre-François-Eugène Giraud d, Portrait Of Alexander Dumas
Bill Viola. Catherine's Dream, 2004, single channel video on LCD screen mounted on wall, 28 x 18 inches
Francisco José De Goya y Lucientes, The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters (plate 43 of Los Caprichos), ca. 1797, etching and aquatint, 7 ¼ x 5
Ingrid Calame, #13 Working Drawing (drawing for Bb-AA-ghch!) (detail), 2002, color pencil on trace mylar, 88 x 88 inches
Kurt Schwitters, Untitled, c. 1937, collage, 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches
Yun-Fei Ji, Feng Jen (detail), 2004, mineral pigment and ink on xuan paper, 35 x 36 ½ inches
George Grosz, Strasse 2 (detail), 1914, pen and ink over pencil on paper, 17 x 11 ¼ inches
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present Between the Lines, a group exhibition featuring recent work by eight contemporary artists. Each of the contemporary works is paired with historical points of reference: a Bill Viola video titled Catherine's Dream hangs next to Goya's powerful image The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters ; Rachel Whiteread's Untitled (Felt floor) is paired with Ralston Crawford's photographic study of the New York City 3rd Avenue elevated train tracks ; Wim Wenders large format photograph of the Australian outback is installed near Edward Hopper's haunting graphic image titled Night Shadows.
As no work of art is made in a vacuum, the opportunity to contemplate it within a broad frame of reference enables the viewer to set into play a series of dynamic questions and correlations. Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer once asked, "Do books on a shelf speak to one another? ". The relationship between objects placed together tells as much and sometimes more than the objects themselves.
The following is a list of artists in the exhibition:
Manfredi Beninati - Henry Darger Ingrid Calame - Kurt Schwitters Trenton Doyle Hancock - The Garbage Pail Kids Yun-Fei Ji - George Grosz Beatriz Milhazes - Christian Lacroix Roxy Paine - Edmund Lewandowski Yinka Shonibare - Pierre-François-Eugène Giraud Bill Viola - Francisco José De Goya y Lucientes Wim Wenders - Edward Hopper Rachel Whiteread- Ralston Crawford