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Jason Rhoades
Kerry James Marshall and Jason Rhoades at the New ICA Miami
2017

December 1, 2017–February 26, 2018

Work by Kerry James Marshall and Jason Rhoades was included in The Everywhere Studio, a major group exhibition inaugurating the new permanent home of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami.

The exhibition, which explored the importance of artists' studios from the post-war period to the present day, included a photograph by Marshall titled Black Artist (Studio View) (2002) and Rhoades's installation Mixing Desk and Chair / Yellow Ribbon in Her Hair (2002).

Designed by the Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos, ICA Miami's new 37,500-square-foot location in the city's Design District provides double the exhibition space of its former building, with the addition of a 15,000-foot sculpture garden.

Solo Exhibition at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Connecticut
2017
Jason Rhoades
The Grand Machine / THEAREOLA, 2002

November 12, 2017–April 1, 2018

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center presented an exhibition by Jason Rhoades (1965-2006) featuring a selection of works from The Brant Collection and other significant works from throughout his career. By bringing together iconic installations and rarely seen sculptures, the exhibition offered an insightful look at Rhoades's powerful and persuasive oeuvre. The artist is known for his highly original, large-scale sculptural installations, of which the significant examples My Brother/Brancuzi (1995), The Grand Machine / THEAREOLA (2002), and Untitled (from the body of work: My Madinah: In pursuit of my ermitage…) (2004) will feature in this exhibition. A selection of videos pertaining to the works on view will also be presented.

Until his untimely death in 2006 at age 41, Rhoades carried out a continuous assault on aesthetic conventions and the rules governing the art world, wryly subverting those conditions by activating them within his practice. He conceived his works as part of an ongoing project in which the installations were continuously altered and supplemented. Underpinned by a unique combination of humor and conceptual rigor, his practice redefined and expanded the space in which artworks are both made and exhibited. With a firm belief in the ultimate freedom of expression for artists, Rhoades circumvented notions of taste and political correctness in a candid pursuit of the creative impulse itself.

In a review of the exhibition in Forbes, Clayton Press writes, "Rhoades was an adventurer, who might be called a 4-H Club romantic. The 4-H slogan is 'Learn by Doing.' Rhoades did . . . The complexity of Rhoades's installations is exceptional, often consisting of seemingly countless components. Large installations are filled with smaller ones. Smaller ones are composed of groups and units . . . For The Brant Foundation Art Study Center to undertake this exhibition demonstrates its serious commitment to scholarship."

Unlimited at Art Basel
2017
Installation of Rhoades's Sutter's Mill

The gallery presented Sutter's Mill, an installation by Jason Rhoades, in Art Basel Unlimited 2017.

Sutter's Mill (2000) is Rhoades's reconstruction of Gold Rush pioneer John Sutter's still-extant water-powered sawmill in Coloma in California, near the artist's childhood home. Using aluminum pipes from Rhoades's 1999 Perfect World installation at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the life-size structure was first presented at David Zwirner in New York in 2000. Per the artist's instructions, the installation in Art Basel Unlimited will be constantly dismantled and rebuilt by trained handlers during the course of the fair. Next to the model of the mill, various items including replacement pipes, protective headgear, and polishing cloths are laid out on wooden stands to indicate that work is always in progress.

As the art historian Eva Meyer-Hermann notes, the mill is "a symbol not only of artistic production (signified by the gold), but also of a creative process that in principle will never reach a conclusion and that will also never be available to the recipient in a neatly packaged form." Sutter's Mill was included in the critically acclaimed exhibition Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, which travelled from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia to the Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead in England in 2013-2015.

 

 

 

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86 5/8 x 114 1/8 x 102 3/8 inches (220 x 290 x 260 cm)
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Neon Glass: Chimba, el Aguero, La Cosa Sambrosa, La Mata de Sifilis, pucha, El timbre; 3 transformers, orange cord with three-plug, rope, armature wire, glass metal lantern, 4 fabric lamps, dream catcher, 7 doll money boxes, gun belt, purse, metal mask, 2 rattles, wooden box, glass lead butterfly, glass lead dragonfly
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Chandelier 37

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2006

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Wire metal shelving, 185 neon phrases, dream catchers, beaver-felt cowboy hats, Chinese scholar stones, hookah pipes, camel saddle footstools, glass vegetables, glass vases, Chinese rag rugs, L'Aiglon belts, ceramic donkey carts, Egyptian pyramids, corn cobs, mini-spotlights, and other various materials
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Installation view of Black Pussy

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2006

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Wire metal shelving, 185 neon phrases, dream catchers, beaver-felt cowboy hats, Chinese scholar stones, hookah pipes, camel saddle footstools, glass vegetables, glass vases, Chinese rag rugs, L'Aiglon belts, ceramic donkey carts, Egyptian pyramids, corn cobs, mini-spotlights, and other various materials
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Installation view of Black Pussy

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2006

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6 vinyl objects: 1 white ball, 1 tin stub, yellow dummy, 1 red dummy, 1 blue dummy, 1 black dummy
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Family

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1999

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60 x 60 x 20 inches (152.4 x 152.4 x 50.8 cm)
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Cheese

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1999

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72 7/8 x 25 5/8 x 17 3/4 inches (185 x 65 x 45 cm)
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Neon Glass: Tookabook; 1 transformer, orange cord with three-plug, rope, armature wire, glass metal lantern, bundle of ceramic peppers, ceramic pepper, 2 miniature hats
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Chandelier 44

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31 7/8 x 15 x 11 inches (81 x 38 x 28 cm)
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Trim (Idol 75)

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2005

On the occasion of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, David Zwirner will present a special exhibition celebrating the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.

 

On view across all of the gallery’s Chelsea spaces in New York (519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street), the exhibition will feature artworks by the gallery’s artists, including significant historical work, alongside new and never-before-seen works commissioned specially for the occasion.

 

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Carol Bove
Lemon, 2017
Stainless steel, found steel, and urethane paint
62 3/4 x 113 3/4 x 55 1/2 inches (159.4 x 288.9 x 141 cm)
Josef Albers
Study for Homage to the Square: Distant, 1964
Oil on Masonite
Framed: 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches (62.5 x 62.5 cm)
Marcel Dzama
Die Verwandlung, 2017
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
Framed: 94 3/4 x 66 inches (240.7 x 167.6 cm)
Jeff Koons
Bluebird Planter, 2010-2016
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating and live flowering plants
82 1/2 x 115 x 41 1/2 inches (209.5 x 292.1 x 105.4 cm)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Buddy, 2017
Inkjet print
Framed: 45 1/4 x 64 1/2 inches (114.9 x 163.8 cm)
Wolfgang Tillmans
Vapeur, 2017
Inkjet print on paper, clips
161 3/4 x 108 1/8 inches (410.8 x 274.6 cm)
Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.535, Hanging Five Lobed Continuous Form within a Form and Two Interior Spheres and One Teardrop Form), 1951
Hanging sculpture—iron and brass wire
87 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (221 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm)
Josh Smith
Coming Home, 2018
Oil on linen
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

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82 x 54 x 24 inches (208.3 x 137.2 x 61 cm) Donkey: 50 x 58 x 16 inches (127 x 147.3 x 40.6 cm)
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Seville Ultra Durable chrome shelving system with 7 shelves, 8 neon panels (glass, plexi, wire, transformers), 21 ceramic donkeys, 1 can tuna, cast fiberglass donkey
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Shelf (Rattlesnake Canyon) with Unpainted Donkey

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2003

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