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Apparent Forms

June 21, 2014 – July 25, 2014

Barbara Krakow Gallery is pleased to open its summer group exhibition, Apparent Forms.  Featuring a broad swath of artists from four generations, the exhibition serves as a presentation of neighboring conceptual ideas along with strong formal conversations, all with a strong emphasis on variation within and between elements.
 
The exhibition is divided into three sub-sections.  The first of which features Allan McCollum’s The Shapes Project: Shapes from Maine Shapes Ornaments juxtaposed with Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Stamps).  This juxtaposition serves, among other things, to illuminate the two artists’ distinct approaches to the balance between formalism and humanism.
 
The second section (the largest of the three) consists of seven artists’s works that form a loose exquisite corpse-like conversation wrapping the gallery’s walls.  The strong and chaotic lines of Liliana Porter’s installation echo the particular and directed starburst-like lines of Sol LeWitt’s portfolio.  John Baldessari’s first print portfolio, Raw Prints, takes the chaos of Porter’s lines, as well as the specificity of LeWitt’s lines and chooses a place in the middle.  Baldessari takes seemingly random elements from the tipped-in photographs and enlarges the forms but presents seemingly casual outlines, using different colors for each element.  The play between photograph and traced/enlarged/outlined forms is echoed in the formal arrangement of Kiki Smith’s bronze mushrooms on the wall.  The shadows play a significant role in situating the mushrooms on the wall (as opposed to mushrooms’ more common horizontal location) and emphasizing the tension between the small elements and the large form created by their arrangement/dispersal.  On the opposite end of the spectrum of scale, is Ray Charles White’s Dune Study project.  For a good number of years, White has been photographing one area of southern California’s dunes.  He repeatedly returns to the same location, yet the vastness of the space is continually altered by the winds and so each photograph is in a sense, the same photograph, yet visually they are completely different.
 
The third section is the quietest – featuring a sculpture and print by Tara Donovan, three etchings by Brice Marden and two wall sculptures/paintings by Kate Shepherd.  All of the works engage positive and negative space, perfection and casualness, and the balance between intimacy and vastness.

Works In Exhibition

The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Ornaments

Allan McCollum The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Ornaments 2005/2008 New England Rock Maple

Each one with signed authentication card
Collection of 144
Each one:  2 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 1/2 inches  (5.7 x 8.6 x 1.3 cm)
(Inventory #20624)

Apparent Forms

Barbara Krakow Gallery
Exhibited: June 2014 – September 2014

Read more about this work and it’s exhibition here

 

The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Ornaments

Allan McCollum The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Ornaments

Detail Image

 

Exhibited: June 2014 – September 2014

Untitled (Stamps)

Barbara Kruger Untitled (Stamps) 1990/2013 Offset lithograph on perforated dry gum paper

Edition of 35
Hand stamped and numbered by the artist on verso
Image size:  9 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (24.8 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size:  11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (29.2 x 29.2 cm)
(Inventory #26582)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Liliana Porter, Sol LeWitt, and John Baldessari

The Anarchist IV (man with black hat)

Liliana Porter The Anarchist IV (man with black hat) 2013 Wall installation wooden shelf with figurine and yarn

Signed, titled and dated on bottom of shelf
This installation size:  76 x 43 1/2 x 11 inches  (193 x 110.5 x 27.9 cm)
(Inventory #25454)

 

 

The Anarchist IV (man with black hat)

Liliana Porter The Anarchist IV (man with black hat) 2013

Detail View

Lines In Color on Color From Corners Sides and Centers to Specific Points on a Grid

Sol LeWitt Lines In Color on Color From Corners Sides and Centers to Specific Points on a Grid 1978 Set of nine silkscreens with cover sheet

Edition of 25, 15 AP
Signed and numbered lower right
Image/paper size:  30 x 30 inches each (76.2 x 76.2 cm each)
(Inventory #20953)
Krakow 1978.02

Available as a complete set only

Raw Prints (Yellow, Purple, Orange, Red, Blue, Green)

John Baldessari Raw Prints (Yellow, Purple, Orange, Red, Blue, Green) 1976 Set of six lithographs with tipped in c-prints

Edition of 50
Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left on each sheet.  Cirrus chopmark lower left, and Cirrus Editions printed on verso
Image size:  14 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches each  (37.5 x 52.1 cm each)
Paper size:  18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches each  (47.6 x 62.2 cm each)
Frame size:  21 5/8 x 27 3/8 inches each  (54.9 x 69.5 cm each)
(Inventory #26166)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

John Baldessari, Kiki Smith and Lawrence Weiner

Exhibition View

Kiki Smith Exhibition View

Mushrooms

Kiki Smith Mushrooms 1999 Unique white tombasil bronze in six parts

Six units ranging from 2 1/4 x 1 inches (5.7 x 2.5 cm) to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (6.4 x 6.4 cm) in diameter
Installation measurements vary
(Inventory #25821)

 

 

Exhibition View

Lawrence Weiner Exhibition View

Vogue la galére (Heavy Sea)

Lawrence Weiner Vogue la galére (Heavy Sea) 2009 Clear acrylic sheeting, folded paper with collage and photogravure in nine colors

Edition of 20
Signed, dated, numbered and stamped lower left
Image size:  23 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches(60 x 44.5 cm)
Sheet size:  23 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches(60.6 x 45.4 cm)
(Inventory #23906)

Vogue la galére (Angry Swell)

Lawrence Weiner Vogue la galére (Angry Swell) 2009 Clear acrylic sheeting, folded paper with collage and photogravure in nine colors

Edition of 20
Signed, dated, numbered and stamped lower right
Image size:  23 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (60 x 44.5 cm)
Sheet size:  23 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches (60.6 x 45.4 cm)
(Inventory #23905)

Vogue la galére (Light Wind)

Lawrence Weiner Vogue la galére (Light Wind) 2009 Clear acrylic sheeting, folded paper with collage and photogravure in nine colors

Edition of 20
Signed, dated, numbered and stamped left center
Image size:  23 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (60 x 44.5 cm)
Sheet size:  23 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches(60.6 x 45.4 cm)
(Inventory #23909)

Exhibition View

Ray Charles White Exhibition View

Dune Study 1

Ray Charles White Dune Study 1 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25981)

 

 

Dune Study 2

Ray Charles White Dune Study 2 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25982)

 

 

Dune Study 3

Ray Charles White Dune Study 3 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25983)

 

 

Dune Study 4

Ray Charles White Dune Study 4 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25984)

 

 

Dune Study 5

Ray Charles White Dune Study 5 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25985)

 

 

Dune Study 6

Ray Charles White Dune Study 6 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25986)

 

 

Dune Study 7

Ray Charles White Dune Study 7 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25987)

 

 

Dune Study 8

Ray Charles White Dune Study 8 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25988)

 

 

Dune Study 9

Ray Charles White Dune Study 9 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25989)

 

 

Dune Study 10

Ray Charles White Dune Study 10 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25990)

 

Dune Study 11

Ray Charles White Dune Study 11 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25991)

 

 

Dune Study 12

Ray Charles White Dune Study 12 2014 Carbon pigment print

Edition of 25
Signed
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 54.6 cm)
(Inventory #25992)

 

Exhibition View

Brice Marden Exhibition View

Etchings to Rexroth (L.40), 1

Brice Marden Etchings to Rexroth (L.40), 1 1986 Etching with aquatint on Rives BFK

Edition of 45, 1 PP
Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed ‘PP 1’, annotated 1
Image size:  8 x 6 7/8 inches (20.3 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size:  19 5/8 x 15 7/8 inches (49.8 x 40.3 cm)
(Inventory #26318)

Etchings to Rexroth (L.40), 17

Brice Marden Etchings to Rexroth (L.40), 17 1986 Etching with aquatint on Rives BFK

Edition of 45, 1 PP
Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed ‘PP 1’, annotated 17
Image size:  8 x 6 7/8 inches (20.3 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size:  19 5/8 x 15 7/8 inches (49.8 x 40.3 cm)
(Inventory #26334)

Etchings to Rexroth, 20

Brice Marden Etchings to Rexroth, 20 1986 Etching with aquatint on Rives BFK

Edition of 45, 1 PP
Signed in pencil, dated and inscribed ‘PP 1’, annotated 20
Image size:  8 x 6 7/8 inches (20.3 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size:  19 5/8 x 15 7/8 inches (49.8 x 40.3 cm)
(Inventory #26337)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Brice Marden and Kate Shepherd

Central Park, 0693

Kate Shepherd Central Park, 0693 2012 Cut plywood and acrylic paint

Signed and dated on reverse
23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches   (59.1 x 43.8 cm)
(Inventory #24460)

Central Park, 0698

Kate Shepherd Central Park, 0698 2012 Cut plywood and acrylic paint

Signed and dated on reverse
23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59.1 x 43.8 cm)
(Inventory #24461)

Interlinear N 32 bl

Josef Albers Interlinear N 32 bl 1962 Zinc plate lithograph

Image size: 18 3/4 x 24 inches (47.6 x 61 cm)
Paper size: 22 x 30 inches  (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
Frame size:  24 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches (62.9 x 83.2 cm)
Edition of 15
(Inventory #19029)

Exhibition View

Tara Donovan Exhibition View

Untitled (Paper Plates)

Tara Donovan Untitled (Paper Plates) 2007 Paper plates and hot glue

Signed and dated on accompanying certificate
17 x 36 x 28 inches  (43.2 x 91.4 x 71.1 cm)
(Inventory #20685)

Untitled (Rubber Bands)

Tara Donovan Untitled (Rubber Bands) 2006 Relief print from rubber bands matrix

Edition of 35
Signed lower right, numbered lower left
Image size:  36 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches  (92.7 x 62.9 cm)
Paper size:  38 1/2 x 26 inches  (97.8 x 66 cm)
Frame size:  44 x 31 inches  (111.8 x 78.7 cm)
(Inventory #BK.18100)

Broken Bubbles

Barbara Broughel Broken Bubbles 2012 Nine poplar panels (15 x 15 inches each) with oil paint

Signed, titled and dated on reverse on each panel
Panel size:  15 x 15 x 1 1/4 inches each  (38.1 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm each)
Overall size:  48 x 48 x 1 1/4 inches  (121.9 x 121.9 x 3.2 cm)
(Inventory #25605)

To Hide

Louise Bourgeois To Hide 1989-93 Drypoint etching

Edition of 44
Signed LB lower right, numbered lower left
Image size:  5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Paper size:  19 1/2 x 14 1/8 inches (48.4 x 35.9 cm)
(Inventory #27525)