Off Road at Zeno X Gallery

Artists: Uri Aran, Paloma Bosquê, N. Dash, Michael Dean, Anna Maria Maiolino, Philip Metten, Solange Pessoa, Hyun-Sook Song

Exhibition title: Off Road

Venue: Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Date: March 15 – April 29, 2017

Photography: Peter Cox, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

At this moment, we leave the frame of the gallery program and go off road to present work by eight artists that are invited for the first time. The selection of these artists was not made to fit any particular concept. Along the way, we travelled around the world to meet the artists who sparked our interest, in their studios. Although we met many artists, at a certain point we noticed that some artists shared a mutual interest in topics dealing with language, space, abstraction and the body. The show ‘Architecture of Life’, curated by Lawrence Rinder at the Berkeley Art Museum in San Francisco provided a clearer direction to our focus. The title of this exhibition encompasses the idea of the architecture of the body, mind, spirit and society but also the architecture of matter, energy and form.

Every artist has a unique way of communicating his or her thoughts and feelings. Although much can be said in words, they often feel more comfortable expressing themselves through painting, sculpture, drawing, installations and videos. This results in a personal vocabulary and a visual alphabet. The traditional categorization based on a utilized medium is becoming increasingly more polysemous. Many artists today are crossing boundaries and adopt a hybrid practice and identity.

We would like to thank all the artists for their generosity and enthusiasm, as well as for participating and making available a selection of beautiful works for the show.

Michael Dean, Analogue Series (fuck sake), 2017, reinforced concrete and steel, 204 x 42 x 76 cm

Michael Dean, Fuck Sake (Working Title), 2017, reinforced concrete and steel, 171 x 74 x 28 cm

Hyun-Sook Song, 9 Brushstrokes over 1 Brushstroke, 2009, tempera on canvas, 180 x 135 cm

Hyun-Sook Song, 2 Brushstrokes, 2013, tempera on canvas, 150 x 240 cm

Hyun-Sook Song, 5 Brushstrokes, 2013, tempera on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

Hyun-Sook Song, 6 Brushstrokes, 2013, tempera on canvas, 85 x 63 cm

Hyun-Sook Song, 7 Brushstrokes over 1 Brushstroke, 2016, tempera on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Anna Maria Maiolino, Untitled, from Outros series, 2000-2008, molded cement with pigment on metal table, 85,2 x 47,5 x 44,2 cm

Anna Maria Maiolino, Sou um em Oito (I am One in Eight), 2012, Raku ceramic, cement, acryl resin varnish on metal table with electrostatic paint, 113 x 40 x 72 cm

Anna Maria Maiolino, untitled, from Cobrinhas (Little Snakes) series, 1993-2013, molded plaster, acryl resin varnish, 41,9 x 142,9 x 8,9 cm

Philip Metten, R0-1, 2009-2016, spraypaint on MDF, aluminium support, 59,8 x 59,8 x 4,5 cm

Philip Metten, R0-2, 2009-2016, spraypaint on MDF, aluminium support, 59,8 x 59,8 x 6,8 cm

Philip Metten, R0-3, 2009-2016, spraypaint on MDF, aluminium support, 59,9 x 59,9 x 3,0 cm

Philip Metten, R0-4, 2017, spraypaint on MDF, aluminium support, 67,3 x 58,5 x 5,5 cm

Philip Metten, R0-5, 2017, spraypaint on MDF, aluminium support, 59 x 59 x 5,4 cm

N. Dash, Untitled, 2016, adobe, graphite, acrylic, oil, linen, jute, wood support, 213,4 x 127 cm

N. Dash, Untitled, 2017, adobe, graphite, string, acrylic, oil, linen, jute and wood support, 208,2 x 167,6 cm

Paloma Bosquê, Plumb #3, 2016, felted wool, dyed wax egg and brass rod, 293 x 4,5 x 11 cm

Paloma Bosquê, Plumb #3, 2016, felted wool, dyed wax egg and brass rod, 293 x 4,5 x 11 cm

Paloma Bosquê, Lapse #4, 2016, sheep’s wool and black thread, 345 x 35 cm

Paloma Bosquê, Reverse #2, 2016, felted wool and brass rod, 36 x 27 cm

Uri Aran, Front, 2016, oil and bronze on HDO, 59,7 x 36,8 cm

Uri Aran, Around The World in Eighty Days, 2016, oil, oil pastel, silk screen, acrylic, graphite, charcoal and mixed media on MDO, 122 x 81 cm

Uri Aran, Interiors, Now, 2017, oil pastel, acrylic, water based ink, china marker, color pencil, charcoal, graphite, carbon paper, trim, plastic and mixed media on HDO, framed, 66,7 x 76,8 cm

Uri Aran, Private Eye, 2017, oil pastel, acrylic, wood stain, china marker, color pencil, charcoal, graphite and mixed media on HDO, framed, 66,7 x 76,8 cm

Uri Aran, Midnight 4am, 2017, oil pastel, acrylic, water based ink, polyurethane, china marker, color pencil, charcoal, graphite, brass and mixed media on HDO, framed, 66,7 x 76,8 cm

Uri Aran, Imperative Mood, 2017, misc bronze pieces and velcro, variable dimentions

Uri Aran, Imperative Mood, 2017, misc bronze pieces and velcro, variable dimentions

Uri Aran, Imperative Mood, 2017, misc bronze pieces and velcro, variable dimentions

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