Nathaniel de Large at Jack Barrett

Artist: Nathaniel de Large

Exhibition title: Jan’s Pond

Venue: Jack Barrett, New York, US

Date: March 15 – April 28, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Jack Barrett, New York

There’s a pond or a puddle, depends on how you look at it, that occupies one gig of pride beyond the tree line. It has proven to be its surroundings most expressive feature, an eye of earth that allows reflection, regardless of its depth. Which is impossible to decipher anyhow and to comprehend it is to injure eternity. This pond is Jan’s pond. It is potentially infinite and probably minute. The perfect setting for an empath to ponder the difference of ice and sewage, a pool overflowing from the hose left on, a crooked cuckoo that never chimes, a bad case of island greed, a self reliant duck who calls this pond home. A place to meet and give each other a new sip of that musty old pond that we are.

You can be sure of two things at Jan’s pond, whatever is reflected is true and that someone was liquidated the day it was created.

Nathaniel de Large ( b.1983) received his BA from San Diego State University and MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Solo presentations include 247365, New York, NY and Cirrus, Los Angeles, LA. Group exhibitions include The PRivate Collection of Water McBeer, Jeffery Deitch, New York, NY; It’s A Trap!, Where Container, New York, NY; Without God or Governance, Marinaro, New York, NY; 99 Cents or Less, MOCAD, Detroit, MI; and L.A. Now, Las Vegas Art Museum, NV. Most recently, de Large organized the curatorial project Fear Faire at Marinaro, New York, NY. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, ArtNews, ArtNet, the New York Times, Artforum, and Vulture.

Nathaniel de Large, Jan’s Pond, 2019, exhibition view, Jack Barrett, New York

Nathaniel de Large, Jan’s Pond, 2019, exhibition view, Jack Barrett, New York

Nathaniel de Large, Jan’s Pond, 2019, exhibition view, Jack Barrett, New York

Nathaniel de Large, Jan’s Pond, 2019, exhibition view, Jack Barrett, New York

Nathaniel de Large, Jan’s Pond, 2019, exhibition view, Jack Barrett, New York

Nathaniel de Large, ASTMB2, 2019, Anodized titanium, 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches

Nathaniel de Large, EMR7A91, 2019, Anodized titanium, 12 1/2 x 10 inches

Nathaniel de Large, To Be Titled, 2019, Anodized titanium, 56 x 44 inches

Nathaniel de Large, 203QP, 2019, Anodized titanium, polystyrene, wire, clock hardware, 15 x 12 inches

Nathaniel de Large, HT125, 2019, Anodized titanium, Dibond, human hair, steel, 24 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches

Nathaniel de Large, GD65, 2019, Anodized titanium, 15 x 12 inches

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