PULSE NEW YORK

Leo Villareal, Erik Thor Sandberg, Maria Friberg, Mark Bennett, John Kirchner, and Matthew Sutton

February 22 – 25, 2007

Maria Friberg painted view

MARIA FRIBERG
painted view
2003-2007, 2-channel video, run time: 2:20 and 4:50 (loop), ed:6. Installation view: Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Maria Friberg painted view

MARIA FRIBERG
painted view (video still)
2003-2007, 2-channel video, run time: 2:20 and 4:50 (loop), ed:6.

LEO VILLAREAL Origin (2)

LEO VILLAREAL
Origin (2)
2006, LED's - circuitry and microcontrollers - aluminum, 40 x 80 inches, ed:3.

ERIK THOR SANDBERG Untitled (Tijuana Brass)

ERIK THOR SANDBERG
Untitled (Tijuana Brass) 
2007, oil on canvas, 96 x 84 inches.

ERIK THOR SANDBERG Channel

ERIK THOR SANDBERG
Channel
2006, oil glaze on panel, 18 x 36 inches.

MARK BENNETT Home of Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard)

MARK BENNETT
Home of Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard)
2007, India ink and graphite on vellum, 30 x 42 inches.

MARK BENNETT Home of Blanche DuBois, Stella and Stanley Kowlaski (Streetcar Named Desire)

MARK BENNETT
Home of Blanche DuBois, Stella and Stanley Kowlaski (Streetcar Named Desire) 
2007, India ink and graphite on vellum, 30 x 42 inches.

John Kirchner Untitled (shirt)

JOHN KIRCHNER
Untitled (shirt)
2007, white shirt with embroidery and balsa wood, 15 x 12 x 3 inches.

CONNER CONTEMPORARY ART 

@ PULSE New York 

 

69th Regiment Armory / Lexington @ 26th Street 

February 22 – 25, 2007 

 

Booth 311 

 

Conner Contemporary Art is delighted to participate in the 2nd edition of Pulse New York where we will feature new large-scale figurative paintings by Erik Sandberg and new digital light sculpture by Leo Villareal. We will also debut architectural drawings of movie homes by Mark Bennett and present the American premier of painted view, a video by Swedish artist Maria Friberg. Recent work by John Kirchner and Matthew Sutton (courtesy *gogo art projects) will also be exhibited. 

 

> ERIK SANDBERG’s latest female nudes are the largest-scale paintings he has created to date. The pictures allegorize timeless vices of Lust and Sloth, yet their contemporary tone imbues them with an intimate immediacy. Fully engaging the seductive power of his oil glaze medium, Sandberg conveys the warmth and tenderness of his model’s flesh to instill his art with a revealing new accessibility. The artist’s recent gallery exhibition was heralded by ArtForum.com (November 2007) as “tremendous achievements in figuration – masterfully painted and richly sculptural, they establish the artist as a worthy heir to John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage.” 

 

> In Origin (2) LEO VILLAREAL integrates Newton’s Laws into computer code to augment his earlier rule-based programs inspired by Conway’s Game of Life. Organic patterns elicit familiarity, yet Origin (2) never repeats the same sequence. Origin, Villareal’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, is reviewed in ArtForum magazine (February 2007). 

 

> In his latest architectural drawings of movie homes, MARK BENNETT creates detailed schematics of environments that stimulate his audience to relive memories of film classics, including Gone with the Wind, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Rosemary’s Baby. At Pulse New York, we will debut the drawings of Home of Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard) and Home of Stanley Kowlaski (Streetcar Named Desire). 

 

> MARIA FRIBERG playfully challenges the male gaze in painted view, a two-channel video filmed at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, FL. On one channel, the artist captures men’s voyeuristic glances with a spy camera concealed in her sister’s cleavage while on the second channel we see the artist’s sister applying make-up. Friberg’s work is currently on view at Skövde Konsthall, Sweden and will be seen in Global Feminisms opening at the Brooklyn Museum of Art