BOUKE DE VRIES, Rose Bloom, 2010
Mix 18th-century porcelain fragments and mixed media in glass boxframed
27 x 58 cm, unique. Courtesy of the artist and Laleh June Galerie
18.02.2011 - 09.04.2011
With: Anoush Abrar, Rob and Nick Carter, Crystel Ceresa, Bouke de Vries, Cris Faria, Aimée Hoving, Behrouz Rae, Marc Rembold and Christian Robert-Tissot.
I am not a Surrealist; I am Surrealism. Surrealism is not a party or a lable; it is a state of mind, unique, to each his own, that can be affected by no party line, taboo, or morality. It is the total freedom to be and the right to absolute dreaming''. Salvador Dali, Comment on devient Dali (The Unspeakable Confessions of Salvador Dali), 1973
Dali experimented in different ways with the difficult relationship between high and low culture. And he continued to do so, even after the discourse in the art world became sharper in the tone after World War Two.
For long time attention for Dali has been mainly focused on his work as a painter and writer, but his lifelong relationship to mass culture make a statement about Dali's importance, and as a predecessor to Warhol's work.
Laleh June Galerie is very pleased to announce "Rose Méditative" which takes its theme and title from the Salvador Dali's "Rose Méditative",1958.
The group exhibition across different media brings together ten artists. A group of gallery artists were selected. Complex egocentrism, fascinations with film, fashion, photography, design and advertising were heart of this selection. Four artists join the gallery for the first time.
The group exhibition "Rose Méditative" presents:
Drawings by Behrouz Rae (1979, Iran), Cris Faria (1975, Brazil)
Paintings by Crystel Ceresa (1979, Swiss), Christian Robert-Tissot (1960, Swiss), Marc Rembold (1963, Swiss)
Marc Rembold for the first time will present worldwide (point of view of material and technical), a very new neon 2011, glittering in all colours from his ''Love'' series. Rembold since early 2000s has exhibited Swiss and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Paris, Milan, Moscow, Dubai, Seoul, Vancouver, Toronto, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Geneva, Zurich and Gstaad.
Photographs by Anoush Abrar (1976, Iran), Rob and Nick Carter (1969 and 1970, UK)
Ceramic sculpture by Bouke de Vries (1960, The Netherlands)