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Hilger modern

Hilger modern

Private Gallery
John Gerrard, Oliver Dorfer and Asgar/Gabriel GO WEST
  John Gerrard, Oliver Dorfer and Asgar/Gabriel GO WEST

We would like to inform you about the forthcoming exhibitions of our artists in the U.S:

John Gerrard - Oil Stick Work, January 10 - March 8, 2009
Simon Preston Gallery, 301 Broome St, New York, NY, USA

Asgar/Gabriel - Bucolica Obscura, January 10 - February 14, 2009
Mark Moore Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, A1, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Oliver Dorfer - the pulpproject/.., January 15 - February 21, 2008
Freight + Volume, 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY, USA

John Gerrard - Knoedler Project, January 22 - March 21
Knoedler Project Space, 19 East 70 Street New York, NY, USA

Don't miss Ivana Franke's exhibition "Kinesphere" at hilger contemporary.
Last day - Tuesday,January 13th.

Galerie Ernst Hilger/hilger contemporary is pleased to announce John Gerrard's first solo exhibition at Simon Preston Gallery in New York titled Oil Stick Work which opens to the public on Saturday, January 10 and runs until Sunday, March 8 2009. The show's eponymous work titled 'Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez/Richfield, Kansas)', is a virtual sculpture that depicts a solitary aluminum corn silo on the austere landscape of the American Great Plains. At daybreak, in real time, Angelo Martinez, a Mexican-American builder, arrives at the silo and carefully creates a black square on the exterior of the structure with an oil stick crayon. Within thirty years, working a six-day week from dawn to dusk, the building will be entirely coated, transformed into a dark object on the landscape. In 2038 the Martinez character will complete his task and leave the scene. Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez/Richfield, Kansas) will be presented as part of an independent project by the RHA, Dublin at the Venice Biennial in June 2009.

Galerie Ernst Hilger/hilger contemporary is pleased to anncounce that Mark Moore Gallery introduces new work by the innovative collaboration Asgar/Gabriel. Asgar/Gabriel's large-scale paintings are postmodern mise en scène where linear narrative is lost; where the figurative and the abstract, image and text exist simultaneously and vie for the viewer's attention. These dislocated canvases ironically serve to locate a contemporary audience who is perfectly at ease with the disjunctive over-stimulation of a world saturated by the media and the image.

For his first solo exhibition at Freight + Volume, Oliver Dorfer will present a new group of paintings from the ongoing series titled thepulpproject/.. These works, painted from the back onto Plexiglas, carry Dorfer's signature shiny flatness even further. Using an acrylic carving technique, woodblock-esque painted images are combined with silk-screen-like coyness melding the roughly-handmade with the world pulp magazines and comics. Ultimately, each painting, comprised of four approximately 80-inch-square panes, becomes a single imaged behemoth of gloss.

John Gerrard's Knoedler Project will consist of one single work depicting a brilliant red oil derrick caught in what Gerrard descripes as a particularly complex movement.The work originates in the artist being struck by what he perceived to be the peculiar devotional qualities of the oil derrick, stooping repetitively to the earth as though in prayer ´. The title of the work relates to the wide variety of ways in which the work can be understood to be animated, both literally, in that this is a sculptural tableaux brought to life but also by the works relations to power in the form of oil and by extension to spheres of politics, economics and society.

John Gerrard

Oil Stick Work, (Angelo Martinez, Richfield, Kansas),
2008, Realtime 3D, ed. of 6 153 x 117 x 54 cm

the dark is my delight, 2008, oil on canvas, 220 x 450 cm

Oliver Dorfer
pulpproject 01, 2008, acrylic on acrylic, 100 x 100 cm

John Gerrard
Animated Scene (Red Oil Pump) 2008, Realtime 3D, 30'' 153 x 117 x 54 cm
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