15.06.2011  •  Art NEWS


CHAOS THEORY •  Capricious Presents : Continuity of Chaos. Das Amsterdamer Foam im Ausnahmezustand. Inklusive Blindtext.

Das Amsterdamer Foam lud die aus Schweden stammende Sophie Mörner, Fotografin und in 2004 Gründerin des  Capricious Magazins,ein, eine Ausstellung zu junger amerikanischer Fotografie-Kunst zu kuratieren.

Zum Magazin gibt es den entsprechend obligatorischen Blog unter becapricious.com .

Die Ausstellung zum Thema CHAOS zeigt Arbeiten von Luke Gilford, Nicholas Gottlund, Aaron McElroy und Sarah Palmer. Wichtig laut Pressetext ist das Verständnis von Chaos - nicht als Übergang zu einem wahrhaftigen, richtigen Zusatand sondern als kontinuierlicher Bestandteil unserer Welt. Eine vermutlich schockierende Nachricht für in Status-Symbolen denkende Blender.

Hier kurze Beschreibungen zu den in Amsterdam gezeigten Künstlern :
The work of Luke Gilford (Colorado, 1986) is a feast of forms and colours which have been extracted from their usual context. The abstracted figures and forms are never fully revealed, and chiefly evoke wonder in the viewer. Luke Gilford earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA in 2008. He has exhibited work at MoMA (New York), the MUSAC in Spain and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. He has also created work for Art Basel Miami, Maison Martin Margiela, Miss America and The New York Times Magazine.

Sarah Palmer (California, 1977) isolates objects from their ordinary surroundings in a way that evokes tranquillity as well as tension. The work has an alienating effect that challenges the viewer to see more than the sum of the parts. Sarah Palmer received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1999 and a master's degree from the School of Visual Arts in 2008. Her work has been shown at the Wild Project in New York, Like The Spice (Brooklyn), the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, the Center for Photography in Woodstock and in 'G/IRL: Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture,' (New York). Palmer teaches fulltime at Parsons The New School for Design.

In the photos of Aaron McElroy (US, 1978) close-ups of bodies and body parts blur into hazy, misty contours. Identities are concealed and abstracted, creating new forms and visual landscapes. Aaron McElroy lives and works in New York and graduated from the New England School of Photography in 2007. His work appeared in the annual photo edition of Vice Magazine in 2009 and in Capricious Magazine nr.11: Being Fashion. His first solo exposition (exhibition? )was at dalla Rosa Gallery in London.

Nicholas Gottlund (Pennsylvania, 1981) finds disorder - in nature or man-made - and frames it without wanting to bring order to it but in a way that creates the suggestion of purposefulness. He studied visual arts and graphic design at Parsons The New School for Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2007 he founded the Gottlund Verlag publishing house. His books are in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum. Previous exhibitions have been at the Capricious Space in New York and Bodega in Philadelphia.

Und hier ein Funny Bug : Geniesst den schönen Partner TEXT auf der WEBSEITE von Foam. Schön, dass nicht nur uns das passiert. We like Blindtext. Its not Chaos. Its Art.

Capricious Presents: Continuity of Chaos
bis 4 September 2011 bei foam
Open daily 10am to 6pm, Thurs/Fri 10am to 9pm. Tickets: € 8.
Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
tel: + 31 20 5516500