FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Foreground:

James Lee Byars

The Philosophical Nail, 1986

Gilded iron

10.75 x 1.25 x 1.25 in.

27 x 3 x 3 cm.

 

Background:

James Lee Byars

The Cube Book, 1989

Marble

9.75 x 9.75 x 9.75 in.

25 x 25 x 25 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

Math Bass

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Background:

Math Bass

Newz! And Its Shadow, 2014

Waxed steel and latex paint on canvas

89.5 x 24 x 23.25 in.

227.3 x 61 x 59.1 cm.

 

Foreground:

Math Bass

Newz! And It’s Shadow, 2014

Waxed steel and latex paint on canvas

42.5 x 24.5 x 24 in.

105.4 x 62.2 x 61 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Foreground:

Richard Artschwager

Walker, 1964

Formica and wood

26 x 38 x 35 in.

66 x 96.5 x 88.9 cm.

 

Background:

Robert Morris

Untitled (white felt), 1976

Felt and steel brackets

96 x 72 in.

243.84 x 182.88 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Background:

Guy de Cointet

Sophie Rummel (4),1974

Oil on canvas

30 x 18 in.

76.2 x 45,72 cm.

 

Foreground:

Richard Artschwager

Walker, 1964

Formica and wood

26 x 38 x 35 in.

66 x 96.5 x 88.9 cm.

 

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Gordon Hall
STAND AND, 2014
Wood, dyed fabric, cement, tile and off-site
performance
66 x 36 x 24 in. stacked
167.6 x 91.4 x 61 cm. stacked

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Foreground:

Dan Finsel
E-thay Amily-fay Ulpture-scay: Ere-hay/Ow-nay

(Oys-bay), 2014
Maple, oil paint, and oil clay
60 x 36.5 x 36.5 in.
152.4 x 92.7 x 92.7 cm.
 

Midground:

Math Bass
Newz! And Its Shadow, 2014
Waxed steel and oil on canvas
34.5 x 20.75 x 12 in.
87.6 x 52.7 x 30.5 cm.

 

Background:

Robert Morris
Untitled (white felt), 1976
Felt and steel brackets
96 x 72 in.
243.84 x 182.88 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Detail Image:

Dan Finsel
E-thay Amily-fay Ulpture-scay: Ere-hay/
Ow-nay (Oys-bay)
, 2014
Maple, oil paint, and oil clay
60 x 36.5 x 36.5 in.
152.4 x 92.7 x 92.7 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Dan Finsel

E-thay Amily-fay Ulpture-scay: Ere-hay/
Ow-nay (Oys-bay)
, 2014
Maple, oil paint, and oil clay
60 x 36.5 x 36.5 in.
152.4 x 92.7 x 92.7 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

(video still):

Math Bass
Pass the line, 2012
Video
5 minutes 2 seconds
Edition of 3

 

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

(detail image):

Molly Lowe
Schelp and Shape, 2014
Cloth, latex, wax, plaster, cotton, and paint
Each (x3): 42 x 42 x 24 in.
Each (x3): 106.6 x 106.6 x 60.9 cm.

FLEX  Installation

September 5 — October 31 2014

 

Molly Lowe
Schelp and Shape, 2014
Cloth, latex, wax, plaster, cotton, and paint
Each (x3): 42 x 42 x 24 in.
Each (x3): 106.6 x 106.6 x 60.9 cm.

September 5 - October 31, 2014

 

Kent Fine Art is pleased to open the fall season with FLEX, curated by Orlando Tirado. FLEX presents the shape, mass, and form of the body in relation to an emerging queer, transgender, renegade post-minimalist strategy that strips the body of its flesh, framework, and constraints. The exhibition includes new work by Math Bass, Dan Finsel, Gordon Hall, and Molly Lowe, alongside works by Richard Artschwager, James Lee Byars, Guy de Cointet, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Morris, and Myron Stout.

 

The project offers a radical alternative to presupposed identity politics, one that re-defines the body against the grain of a representational impulse, and posits a new vision of the contemporary body through absence, movement, fluctuation, and abstraction, rather than concrete, figurative depiction. The work anticipates the body’s physical presence; the body activates. The work slows down time and speaks through silence.

 

FLEX will be on view at Kent Fine Art from September 5 through October 31, 2014. The exhibition will be accompanied by a folio of collected texts, with a limited-edition sticker by Carlo Quispe and a poster by Brica Wilcox, enclosed. Contributors to the publication include: Mario Bellatin, Cat Kron, David Getsy, Aimee Goguen, the Center for Experimental Lectures, and Michael Lipkin, among others.

 

A performance by Gordon Hall, titled STAND AND, will take place in conjunction with the exhibition at an off-site location, details to be announced. 

 

Exhibition hours are 10-6, Tuesday through Saturday. For images and additional information please contact: Orlando Tirado (ot@kentfineart.net) or Douglas Walla (dkw@kentfineart.net).      

 

 

 

FLEX: Text Folio