Informal Forms
September 13 to November 1, 2014

Excavations 11, Vlatka Horvat, inkjet prints on paper, mounting board, 43.2 x 35.6 cm, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6pm - 9pm

Ulla von Brandenburg, Karl Haendel, Vlatka Horvat, Nahum Tevet, Jan Tichy, Shahar Yahalom, Guy Yanai

Curated by Noam Segal

“In the beginning, pure colour, the universal soul in which the human soul was bathing in a state of earthly paradise, was mastered by the invasion of the line, imprisoned, compartmentalized, cut apart, returned to slavery.  In the joy and delirium of its guileful victory, line subjugated man and imprinted upon him its abstract rhythm.”
  

                                                      - Yves Klein

    For his proposed film La guerre, Yves Klein declares color the victor in the historically entrenched debate over the supremacy of line vs. color. Playing the role of the villain, line is the oppressive force that imprisons color’s vitality. Elusive and unfettered, color not only trumps line in its purity, but embodies the true nature of the human soul. In Informal Forms, curator Noam Segal draws a parallel between Klein’s vision of color as the mercurial maverick and the boundary-breaking vigor of the abstract form. In the face of confinement, abstraction defies its borders, and in its transgression, defines its own. Segal writes, “The works shown in this exhibition challenge language and disrupt coherent categorical conception. They strive towards singularity, towards an inconstant gaze that presents each phenomenon in its own right.”

 

(Home Page Image Credit: Things To Come, 1936-2012, three channel video projection, Moholy Nagy & Jan Tichy)

Nahum Tevet, Double Periscope (with Blue), 2014, Acrylic on wood, 35 x 47.5 x 16 cm

Vlatka Horvat, Excavations, Installation view

(detail) Vlatka Horvat, Excavations, Installation view

Karl Haendel, Installation view

Karl Haendel, Installation view

Karl Haendel, Theme Time-Thanksgiving (turkey dinners and dongs) [version 4], 2014, pencil and enamel on cut paper, 30.25 x 33.75 in

Karl Haendel, Theme Time-Nothing, 2014, Pencil and enamel on paper, 40.25 x 26 in

Nahum Tevet, Small Periscope, 2014, Industrial paint and acrylic on wood, 15.7 x 31.5 x 15.5 cm

(detail) Shahar Yahalom, Dead Procession, 2014, Steel, glass & industrial paint, 112 x 62 x 6 in

Vlatka Horvat, Contortions (III), 2012, Folded inkjet prints on paper, set of 3, each 21 x 14.9 cm and Contortions (II), 2012, Folded inkjet prints on paper, set of 3, each 21 x 14.9 cm

Shahar Yahalom, Ears, 2014, Porcelain and spray paint, 11 x 10 x 8 in

Shahar Yahalom, Dead Procession, 2014, Steel, glass & industrial paint,112 x 62 x 6 in

Ulla von Brandenburg, Die Strasse, 2013, Film b&w with sound 11 min 20 sec, edition of 5 + 2 ap

Nahum Tevet, One Flat Thing B, 2008, Industrial paint on wood, cardboard, 36.5 x 59.5 x 17 cm

Nahum Tevet, One Flat Thing B, 2008, Industrial paint on wood, cardboard, 36.5 x 59.5 x 17 cm

Guy Yanai, Installation view

Jan Tichy, Things To Come, 1936-2012, Three-channel digital video projection, dimensions variable, edition of 5

Jan Tichy, Things To Come, 1936-2012, Three-channel digital video projection, dimensions variable, edition of 5