Jason Rhoades: of perfect world
Opening on Friday, October 13th, the gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Jason Rhoades. This gallery exhibition continues the themes the artist began investigating in A Perfect World, which was shown at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg last year and Flatworks from A Perfect World at Galerie Hauser & Wirth, in Zurich this past summer.
For the Hamburg show, Rhoades built a massive system of interlocking metal tubes that created a structure which inhabited the huge expanse of the Deichtorhallen space. The building of this sculpture was documented on a 35mm black-and-white film, the footage of which became part of a flat-screen monitor work that resembles a two-dimensional photograph, but in actuality presents the film in its entirety by using the latest digital technology. For the artist, it is this building of a sculpture that becomes the central theme of the gallery exhibition in which the artist resuses the metal tubes from Hamburg and rebuilds a new structure into the two large spaces of the gallery here in New York. For Rhoades, the constant action of building up and taking down the metal structure is the "real sculpture" and so on every other day, an assistant will be taking down and reconstructing this sculpture within the gallery space.