Tomory Dodge, Deep Math, 2012. Oil on canvas, 17 X 18 inches.
THE ARMORY SHOW PIER 94 – TOMORY DODGE
CRG Gallery is pleased to present a survey of small oil paintings by LA-based artist Tomory Dodge. Spanning the last eight years of his practice, these works highlight Dodge’s shift from representational and landscape formats to a palette of frenzied abstraction. Titles in earlier works like Ocean, Wasteland, and Weather Station ground the viewer in a location where objects and imagined scenes are recognizable. In his later works, Dodge’s infatuation with impastoed stripes, at once exploding and imploding into and around one another, asks the viewer to remove himself from the known and explore the paint’s movement and application.
CRG Gallery at the Armory Show: Pier 94
March 8-11, 2012
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
Pier 94, Booth 811
Ori Gersht, Blow Up: Untitled 2, 2007. Edition of 6, 2 APs. C-print mounted on dibond. 73 ½ X 79 ¼ inches.
CRG AT THE ADAA ART SHOW – ORI GERSHT: BLOW UP
For the 2012 ADAA Art Fair, CRG will present four large-scale photographs by London-based Israeli artist Ori Gersht. The artist arranged a selection of flowers and used stop-motion photography to capture the moment in which the flowers are blown up. Gersht froze the flowers with liquid nitrogen and enlisted a pyrotechnics expert to produce the explosion.
The works refer to the still lifes of 19th-century French painter Henri Fanti-Latour. He comments on the contemporary artist’s calling to incorporate art history: “It’s all about pulling tension between the old masters and new technologies…We see a simultaneous moment of destruction and togetherness coincide.”* With this work, the artist draws attention to the advancement of photographic technology as much as the seemingly paradoxical existence of beauty and random acts of violence.
*(posted by Joseph Caputo on Smithsonianmag.com, February 25, 2009).
CRG Gallery at the Park Avenue Armory Show
March 7-11, 2012
Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street, Booth D14