Okey Dokey at Lucas Hirsch, DREI and Ginerva Gambino

Artists: Tahj Banks, Robert Bittenbender, Kye Christensen-Knowles, Andy Hope 1930, Valerie Keane, Piotr Lakomy, Lukas Müller, Maximiliane Baumgartner, Cédric Eisenring, Luchita Hurtado, Aidan Koch, Mark A. Rodriguez, Lin May Saeed, Anna Virnich, Nick Bastis, Timothy Davies, Pentti Monkkonen & Carl Strathmann

Exhibition title: Okey Dokey

Venue: Lucas Hirsch, DREI, Ginerva Gambino, Colonge, Germany

Date: September 9 – 30, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Lucas Hirsch, DREI, Ginerva Gambino, Ermes-Ermes, Sandy Brown, Truth and Consequences

 

Okey Dokey at Lucas Hirsch

Artists: Tahj Banks, Robert Bittenbender, Kye Christensen-Knowles, Andy Hope 1930, Valerie Keane, Piotr Lakomy, Lukas Müller

Venue: Lucas Hirsch, Colonge, Germany

Date: September 9 – 30, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Lucas Hirsch, Colonge

Okey Dokey is a joint exhibition project of galleries and exhibition spaces in Cologne and Düsseldorf with international colleagues. For this project collectively curated group shows will be developed in close cooperation with the guests and take place at the nine different spaces of the hosts.

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Valerie Keane, Arena 2, 2017, Acrylic transparency, plastic, 53 x 60 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Kye Christensen-Knowles, Untitled, 2017, Pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 27 x 21,5 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Lukas Müller, Atlas, 2017, Collage on book page, various dimensions

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Lukas Müller, Identification, 2016, Metal, spraypaint, identity card, 10 x 10 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Tahj Banks, 6th sense, 2017, Pen on paper, 25 x 21 cm each

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled (Nest), 2017, aluminium honeycomb, quail eggs, 54 x 43 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

Lukas Müller, Zeuge, 2016, Thread on duvet jacket (black), 87 x 112 cm

Lukas Müller, Cover (feather), 2017, Metal, Spray paint, feather, 25 x 40,5 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Lucas Hirsch, Cologne

 

Okey Dokey at DREI

Artists: Maximiliane Baumgartner, Cédric Eisenring, Luchita Hurtado, Aidan Koch, Mark A. Rodriguez, Lin May Saeed, Anna Virnich

Venue: DREI, Colonge, Germany

Date: September 9 – 30, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and DREI, Colonge

OKEY DOKEY DREI hosting Kirchgasse (Steckborn), Lulu (Mexico City), Park View (Los Angeles) with Maximiliane Baumgartner, Cédric Eisenring, Luchita Hurtado, Aidan Koch, Mark A. Rodriguez, Lin May Saeed, Anna Virnich DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey is a joint exhibition project of galleries and exhibition spaces in Cologne and Düsseldorf with international colleagues. For this project collectively curated group shows will be developed in close cooperation with the guests and take place at the nine different spaces of the hosts.

Cédric Eisenring, Anna Virnich and us, we are very excited to have Kirchgasse from Steckborn (CH) with Maximiliane Baumgartner, Lulu from Mexico City (MX) with Lin May Saeed and Park View from Los Angeles (US) with Luchita Hurtado, Aidan Koch and Mark A. Rodriguez with us on this occasion.

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Cédric Eisenring, Sealed Lead, 2017, Inkjetdruck, FIlzstift auf Aluminiumfolie auf Sperrholz / Inkjet print, felt pen on aluminium foil on plywood, 100 × 150 cm (39 3/8 × 59 inches)

Lin May Saeed, Tiger Carpet Relief, 2013, Graues Styropor, Reißzwecken, Holz, Nägel / Grey polysterol, thumbtacks, wood, nails, 50 × 82 × 12 cm (19 5/8 × 32 1/4 × 4 3/4 inches)

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Luchita Hurtado, Untitled, 1954, Oil on paper, Sheet size: 40 × 30 cm (15 3/4 × 11 3/4 inches)

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Lin May Saeed, Drawing for Liberation III, 2017, Graphite on paper, cutout, Sheet size: 21 × 29,5 cm (8 1/4 × 11 5/8 inches), Frame size: 46 × 56 cm (18 1/8 × 22 inches)

Aidan Koch, Hypernature, 2017, Gouache, pencil on paper (three parts), Sheet size: 28 × 22 cm (11 × 8 5/8 inches), Sheet size: 22 × 22 cm (8 5/8 × 8 5/8 inches)

Aidan Koch, Hypernature, 2017, Gouache, pencil on paper (three parts), Sheet size: 28 × 22 cm (11 × 8 5/8 inches), Sheet size: 22 × 22 cm (8 5/8 × 8 5/8 inches)

Aidan Koch, Hypernature, 2017, Gouache, pencil on paper (three parts), Sheet size: 28 × 22 cm (11 × 8 5/8 inches), Sheet size: 22 × 22 cm (8 5/8 × 8 5/8 inches)

Aidan Koch, Hypernature, 2017, Gouache, pencil on paper (three parts), Sheet size: 28 × 22 cm (11 × 8 5/8 inches), Sheet size: 22 × 22 cm (8 5/8 × 8 5/8 inches)

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Anna Virnich, Untitled (#37), 2017, fabrics on wood stretch frame, 110 × 100 cm (43 1/4 × 39 3/8 inches)

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne

 

Okey Dokey at Ginerva Gambino

Artists:  Nick Bastis, Timothy Davies, Pentti Monkkonen & Carl Strathmann

Venue: Ginerva Gambino, Colonge, Germany

Date: September 9 – 30, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Ginerva Gambino, Colonge

Ginerva Gambino, Ermes-Ermes (Vienna), Sandy Brown (Berlin) and Truth and Consequences (Geneva) present Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, an exhibition curated for Okey Dokey. Okey Dokey is a joint exhibition project of galleries and exhibition spaces in Cologne and Düsseldorf with international colleagues.

The title for this show is borrowed from a photography exhibition that took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991. Devoted to life at home, the exhibition presented American photography from the 1980s and examined the American Dream of domestic happiness.

The show at Ginerva Gambino brings together works by 3 international, contemporary artist and one historical position from Germany: Nick Bastis, Timothy Davies, Pentti Monkkonen and Carl Strathmann (1866-1939). Due to increased mobility, automatization, digitalization and gentrification, for many, the reality of life at home has transformed as well and moved further away from the idyllic ideal of domestic bliss. Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort (2017) depicts this ideal as romantic longing.

TIMOTHY DAVIES (*1983, London) collects happened-upon motifs and reins them into a subjective network of intertextuality that might be inward-looking but also has the knock-on effect of activating each thing’s potential for calling up a rich set of references (Gili Tal: The place beyond one‘s prime. Texte zur Kunst, Heft 94 / Mai 2014). The making-cosy of the exterior world represents a form of propaganda for an ideology of reproductive futurism and this in turn makes clear the essentialness of this ideology to the reproduction of capitalism. Suggested arrangements of domestic furniture in the street project solidity and continuity into an otherwise anxious future (from the press release for “Tranquillo“, Mavra, March 2017).

“When you don’t find what you’re looking for, sleep“ is a series by NICK BASTIS (*1985, USA) of custom made vinyl chair covers from 2014 – shadows of past shows and homes of some who help bring a work to the world, with traces of smaller creatures who are part of larger systems; “Flute“ and “Flute“ (2017) are two sculptures hand-milled from aluminum.

“Can ideology be embedded in design? Were the ideals of the GDR embedded in their wall paper? … I saw photos of a child that looked like me at the same age playing in front of a GDR apartment block. It made me feel like I could have grown up in this alternative world. The 1970’s wall paper used to cover the prefab concrete walls of the “plattenbau“ reminded me of the home interiors I experienced in my own childhood. I had a track suit similar to a guy in the photos. … I get strong sensations from 1970’s design because if formed the atmosphere of my early childhood. But I dont know if it has any meaning per se. What does it mean to have a bunch of patterned orange/ yellow wallpaper everywhere? To wear a polyester tracksuit?“ (PENTTI MONKKONEN (*1975, Minneapolis): from the press release for “PLATTENBAU“, Truth and Consequences, Septmeber 2016).

CARL STRATHMANN (*1866, Düsseldorf †1939, Munich) was a painter and illustrator of Art Nouveau and Symbolism. From 1882 to 1886 he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. After being dismissed from the academy on account of a lack of talent, he went to study at the Kunstschule Weimar from 1886 to 1889. In 1891 he moved to Munich to enjoy the bohemian lifestyle of his fellow artists and met the painter Lovis Corinth, with whom he entertained a life-long friendship.

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Nick Bastis, Flute, 2017, Handmilled aluminium, 2 x 100 x 4 cm

Nick Bastis, Flute, 2017, Handmilled aluminium, 3 x 80 x 7 cm

Nick Bastis, When you dont find what youre looking for sleep, 2015, Custom made vinyl, Dimensions variable

Nick Bastis, When you dont find what youre looking for sleep, 2015, Custom made vinyl, Dimensions variable

Carl Strathmann, Teppichentwurf Nr. 3 für eine rheinische Teppichmanufaktur, Date unknown, 49,5 x 42 cm

Carl Strathmann, Teppichentwurf Nr. 5 für eine rheinische Teppichmanufaktur, Date unknown, 49,5 x 42 cm

Carl Strathmann, Teppichentwurf Nr. 7 für eine rheinische Teppichmanufaktur, Date unknown, 49,5 x 42 cm

Carl Strathmann, Teppichentwurf Nr. 8 für eine rheinische Teppichmanufaktur, Date unknown, 49,5 x 42 cm

Carl Strathmann, Teppichentwurf Nr. 10 für eine rheinische Teppichmanufaktur, Date unknown, 49,5 x 42 cm

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Timothy Davies, Brokat Chenille Brocade Chenille, 2017, Magazine cutting and inkjet print on MDF, 46 x 36 cm

Timothy Davies, The White Company Ltd, 2017, Magazine cuttings wood plaster latex paint beeswax polish rusty nails metal hardware, 38x34cm

Timothy Davies, Time Out Berlin, 2017, Postcard wood plaster latex paint, 38x34cm

Timothy Davies, Très, 2017, Stainless steel spoon, plastic crème caramel pot

Okey Dokey, 2017, exhibition view, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne

Pentti Monkkonen, Not yet titled, 2017, Aluminum electrical fittings granite, 87 x 15 x 15 cm

Pentti Monkkonen, Not yet titled, 2017, Aluminum electrical fittings granite, 87 x 15 x 15 cm

Pentti Monkkonen, Welcome to the Dollhouse, 2017, Wood sand aluminium plexiglass lace print felt, 129,2 x 181,2 x 49,5 cm

Pentti Monkkonen, Welcome to the Dollhouse, 2017, Wood sand aluminium plexiglass lace print felt, 129,2 x 181,2 x 49,5 cm

Pentti Monkkonen, Welcome to the Dollhouse, 2017, Wood sand aluminium plexiglass lace print felt, 129,2 x 181,2 x 49,5 cm

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