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Darkling

March 18, 2017 – April 22, 2017

Exhibition View

Featuring works by

Josef Albers, Peter Downsbrough, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold,

Allan McCollum, and Richard Serra

Darkling uses, quite simply, dark imagery as its origin point but with the goal of conceptual, formal and social conversations created through the juxtapositions.

One such example of artists’ works that have not been juxtaposed before are Allan McCollum’s and Peter Downsbrough’s.

Allan McCollum’s The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine, Shapes Rubber Stamps consists of a collection of 144 rubber stamps, each with a different unique shape as its rubber stamp.  McCollum has devised a system that allows for the possible production of 31 billion unique shapes.  More “Shapes” than people, as the projected spike in the earth’s population anticipates, come mid-21st century.  As Charmaine Wheatley has written, “An artist rooted in process, Allan McCollum “does projects to raise questions for which he has not yet found answers.” “Shapes from Maine” engages the public to share in a discussion of issues relevant to all.”

On the back wall of the right alcove are eight silver gelatin photographs. The negatives were made between 1978 and 2015, while the photographic prints were made in 2014 and 2015. Each of the photographs, from the artist’s “Halfs” series, consists of a black and white image where one half is a solid wall or plane with texture, grid or other visual information. The other half shows a deeper scene – train tracks receding in space or a curb curving around a street’s bend, for example. The wall half prompts focus on texture, while the other half draws attention to the formal arrangements and activity in the “scene”. Since each photo has both halves, the experience of comparison occurs and suddenly each half’s details inform the reading of the other half. This is further enunciated by the juxtaposition of 5 photos, each using this arrangement, yet each in a different geographic location. One wall has deep texture, another has a grid.  One scene seems like a grid, another looks like a study in one point perspective. Every point of view can consist of multiple comparisons.

These two artists, along with the others in the exhibition are interested not just in discrete objects but how experience, history, perception and variation play into one’s experience of a work, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

Works In Exhibition

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Allan McCollum and Sol LeWitt

The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Rubber Stamps

Allan McCollum The Shapes Project: Shapes From Maine Shapes Rubber Stamps 2005/2008 Wood and rubber

Collection of 144
Each one:  1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches  (3.2 x 2.9 x 4.4 cm)
Each one with signed authentication card
(Inventory #25171)

 

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

Sol LeWitt and Peter Downsbrough

Doubles in Black and Gray

Sol LeWitt Doubles in Black and Gray 1983 Set of ten black and grey etchings with aquatint

Image size:  17 1/2 x 34 inches each  (44.5 x 86.4 cm each)
Paper size:  21 x 38 inches each  (53.3 x 96.5 cm each)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered lower right on each sheet in graphite
(Inventory #18059)
Krakow 1983.01

Available as a complete set only

View Larger Image Doubles in Black and Gray

Berlin, 2015

Peter Downsbrough Berlin, 2015 2015 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28152)

Dunkerque, 2014

Peter Downsbrough Dunkerque, 2014 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Silver gelatin photograph
Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28160)

Lyon, 2013

Peter Downsbrough Lyon, 2013 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28155)

Berlin, 2015

Peter Downsbrough Berlin, 2015 2015 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16.2 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28156)

Wien, 2011

Peter Downsbrough Wien, 2011 2011 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28153)

Bruxelles, 2003

Peter Downsbrough Bruxelles, 2003 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28159)

NYC, 1978

Peter Downsbrough NYC, 1978 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16.2 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28157)

NYC, 2014

Peter Downsbrough NYC, 2014 2015 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28158)

Berlin, 2007

Peter Downsbrough Berlin, 2007 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16.2 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28154)

Beaune, 10.2008

Peter Downsbrough Beaune, 10.2008 2014 Silver gelatin photograph

Image size:  6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (16.2 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size:  8 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches  (20.6 x 27.3 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 17 inches  (36.2 x 43.2 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #28161)

Rosa Parks

Richard Serra Rosa Parks 1987 Three color screenprint and Paintstik on coated paper

Edition of 30
Signed verso
40 x 82 1/2 inches  (101.6 x 209.5 cm)
(Inventory #22019)

 

 

Transformation A

Josef Albers Transformation A 1950 Engraving from machine-engraved brass plate on Corinthian wove paper

Image/plate size:  7 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches  (18.1 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size:  11 x 15 1/2 inches  (27.9 x 39.4 cm)
Frame size:  14 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches  (36.2 x 41.9 cm)
Edition of 20
Signed and dated “Albers 50” lower right. Titled and numbered lower left
(Inventory #28124)

Transformation B

Josef Albers Transformation B 1950 Engraving from machine-engraved brass plate on Wove paper

Image/plate size:  7 1/8 x 9 7/16 inches  (18.1 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  12 x 15 1/2 inches  (30.5 x 39.4 cm)
Edition of 20
Signed and dated “Albers 50” lower right. Titled and numbered lower left
(Inventory #28125)

Transformation D

Josef Albers Transformation D 1950 Engraving from machine-engraved brass plate on Wove paper

Image/plate size:  7 1/8 x 9 7/16 inches  (18.1 x 24 cm)
Paper size:  12 x 15 1/2 inches  (30.5 x 39.4 cm)
Edition of 20
Signed and dated “Albers 50” lower right. Titled and numbered lower left
(Inventory #28127)

Untitled C

Robert Mangold Untitled C 1995 One from a set of three black and white etching and aquatints

Image/paper size:  22 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches  (57.8 x 78.1 cm)
Edition of 30Signed lower right, numbered lower left
(Inventory #28373)