Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gardar Eide Einarsson.

Gardar Eide Einarsson
Another Modern Moment Completed
Reception on Thursday April 22nd at 6:00PM
22 April through 22 May 2010
@ Team Gallery (83 Grand Street, Soho)

"In preparation for this exhibition, Einarsson selected a number of images from the public domain that were of cursory interest to him: a book cover, the design on a napkin, a chain link fence, a section of the confederate flag, a comic book panel. He then set about transforming each of these pictures into an artwork. The stolen image became the property of the artist through gesture, labor, rendering. This project, however, has a secondary layer of appropriation for, after making each painting, Einarsson then immediately created another using the same image with a slight modification made through re-cropping or resizing. The "genuine" as embodied in the first painting is denied or, at the very least, called into question by the second. The drips, for example, become pastiche. " -passage from press release

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