Oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches
”We are pleased to announce our new viewing concept and location entitled Domestic Setting. Our new focus was borne from working with clients to build their collections and helping them create narratives in the context of their home and how they live with art has been one of the exciting challenges of the last few years.
Expanding the notion of the everyday object, Matthew Barney draws upon the athletic model of development of the body and the interactions of desire, discipline and productivity. His performances often yield a range of props/objects cast in viscous substances such as wax, tapioca or petroleum jelly and in this case sugar.
Everyday objects is expanded upon in one of the ongoing theme explored by Matthew Barney draws upon the athletic model of development of the body and the interactions of desire, discipline and productivity. His performances often yield a range of props/objects cast in viscous substances such as wax, tapioca or petroleum jelly and in this case sugar.
Sweet Bolus, 1995
Cast sugar and Viratex epoxy resin on satin ribbon with
single cultured pearl, dumbbell
3 7/8 x 11 x 4 inches
edition of 50
Matt Greene’s narrative otherworldly painting is a striking counterpoint to all of these. Jammed with detail, tiny pornographic characters his paintings are constructed like abstract expressionist canvases. Painterly events spread across large scale surfaces, luminous washes of color provide a backdrop for the shrouded figures, murky mushrooms and his subject matter imported from psychedelic art, fantasy illustration and album covers.
How To Live Forever (detail), 2003
Acrylic, graphite and ink on canvas
64 x 78 inches
”My paintings are doors and windows, opening and closing, inviting you into a world. If a painting really works, if it sings, it’s like bells ringing out in chromatic harmony.Lily Stockman
You are my Polar Star, 2009
Archival dyes on fabric with stitching in red thread
edition of 15
paper: 36 x 27 5/8 inches
“ in a society rife with purported information, we know that words have power, but usually when they don’t mean anything…this concerted attempt to erase the responsibilities of thought and volition from our daily lives has produced a nation of couched-out softies, easily riled up by the most cynically vacuous sloganeering and handily manipulated by the alibis of ‘morality’ and false patriotism. To put it bluntly, no one‘s home. We are literally absent from our own present.” Barbara Kruger
Untitled (Who Salutes Longest?), 1989
Photo engraving on magnesium
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches