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Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition with New York based artist Christopher Wool. The gallery exhibition will be the artist's first in Japan since 1997. Christopher Wool's work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions including, most recently, William Gedney-Christopher Wool : Into the Night, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island (2004), Christopher Wool, Camden Arts Centre, London (2004), Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2003), Crosstown Crosstown, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee / Le Consortium, Dijon (2003 / 2002) and Secession, Vienna (2001).The Taka Ishii Gallery exhibition will consist of a selection of new paintings and works on paper as well as the photographic series East Broadway Breakdown (1994-95/ 2002).
Christopher Wool's most recent paintings are comprised of sprays, stains, painted erasures and stretches of rolled paint. In some instances the painting's imagery is silkscreened onto the canvas - the imagery derived from a portion of an older painting or one of Wool's present works-in progress. In all instances elements that would typically be ignored, treated as "mistakes" or tangential, are placed in the painting's foreground. A distinction between the painting as a primary, unique, non-reproducible object and the "degraded," secondary image of the photograph or photocopy is denied as elements of paintings are reproduced in subsequent works.
[More information on the show's website]
From 2004-11-26 To 2004-12-25