Louis Vuitton Murakami Cerises (detail)
Luxury Goods Become Explosive Art
Friday, December 4, Doner opens his exhibition at 101/exhibit, which will run through January 9, 2010. Doner will unveil large-scale photographs and mixed-media imagery. Prints from the December 1st interactive installation will also be on display.
His centerpiece will be a large-scale photographic diptych of exploding artist-edition luxury handbags "Louis Vuitton, Murakami Cerises," and "Louis Vuitton, Richard Prince Jokes." Accompanying the diptych, and treading the line between photography and sculpture, will be "Edition of 1," 15 unique photographic sculptures featuring luxury goods explosions, idealized and uninhibited nudes, and landscapes abstracted from the ethereal spaces of the earlier performance installation. Each "Edition of 1" framed 16" x 20" photograph will be fused with materials from the now-deconstructed antechamber environment -- nylon from the bodysuits, silk-screens of explosions and nudes over nylon or Plexiglas, and bits of debris from the detonated luxury goods.
Joining the artist for the December 4 opening night festivities will be the cast-of-characters in the threeASFOUR bodysuits in a fully exposed "Back Chamber," and a sculptural treatment of the screened bodysuits on display.
101/exhibit, a unique space dedicated to showcasing provocative art, will provide an ideal backdrop for Doner's installations. By pushing boundaries and dissecting the predictable, the gallery is quickly gathering a strong following of contemporary art vanguards. Owned and operated by Jerome Shaw, Sloan Schaffer and Adam Wolfson, 101/exhibit strives to provide a dynamic gathering place unrestricted by era, locale, or convention. 101/exhibit is located at 101 NE 40th Street, in the heart of Miami's Design District. For more information on the Doner exhibitions or 101/exhibit, call (305) 573- 2101 or visit www.101exhibit.com.
1. Media are invited to the one-night-only installation on December 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and to the exhibition unveiling on December 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2. Editor's Notes: High-res images of the artist's work are available at: