Substance & Surface
Ghada Amer, John Armleder, Bozidar Brazda, Piero Golia, Thilo Heinzmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, Mike Kelley, Jim Lambie, Paul Lee, Glenn Ligon, Lovett/Codagnone, Piero Manzoni, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Donald Sultan, Eric Wesley
26 June – 31 August 2007

Works

Eric Wesley 26 Miles of Cynic Beauty, 2003-2006 Sand from Malibu beaches, glue, paper on masonite. Paul Lee Untitled, 2007 Cotton towel and ink Gregor Hildebrandt Wir tinken die Stille (Fernand, Brel), 2007 Cassette tape on canvas Bozidar Brazda Idle Idol, 2007 Car paint on TV Piero Manzoni Achrome, 1959 Stones on canvas painted white Lovett/Codagnone Stripped, 2006 Hand sewn cotton and satin
Lovett/Codagnone Stripped, 2006 Hand sewn cotton and satin Daniel Joseph Martinez Abstract Painting White 3818, Every philosophy of life..., 2005 White titanium paint,1/4 in. thick wood panel, photopaper mounted on sintra board John Armleder Untitled, 1984 Lacquer on perforated masonite
Ghada Amer Black Torment, 2005 Embroidery and gel medium on canvas Ghada Amer Black Absence, 2005 Embroidery and gel medium on canvas Piero Golia Untitled (12 x 30 in. Monochrome), 2007 Painted wood and wood pedestal Jim Lambie Y-Footo, 2002 Mattress and silver vinyl tape
Paul Lee Cotton towel and ink
Eric Wesley Sand from Malibu beaches, glue, paper on masonite.
Bozidar Brazda Car paint on TV
John Armleder Lacquer on perforated masonite
Piero Golia Painted wood and wood pedestal
Thilo Heinzmann Aluminum with crystal
Thilo Heinzmann, 2007. Styrofoam, snails, dispersion on wood, behind Plexiglas cover, 44.49 x 40.94 x 4.33 inches -- 113 x 104 x 11 cm
Amer, 2005. Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas. 26 x 18 in
Justin Beal, 2007.
Justin Beal, 2007. Glass, plywood, oranges.
Piero Manzoni, 1959. Stones on canvas painted in white. 11.81 x 15.55 inches -- 30 x 39.5 cm

Press Release

Bortolami is pleased to present Substance & Surface, a group exhibition that presents monochromatic works made on or with alternative materials. Using a Piero Manzoni achrome kaolin painting on gravel glued to board as a starting point, the various works in the show all explore unconventional or traditionally non “high art” materials such as coal dust, carpet, fabric, embroidery, tar, plastic and sand. These materials are often used together with more traditional art making materials such as paint, ink, canvas and wood. For some of the artists, the atypical materials have become part of their primary working methods, for others they represent one series or facet of their art-making. The artists in the exhibition include: Ghada Amer, John Armleder, Bozidar Brazda, Piero Golia, Thilo Heinzmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, Mike Kelley, Jim Lambie, Paul Lee, Glenn Ligon, Lovett/Codagnone, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Donald Sultan and Eric Wesley.

For more information, please contact Nicole Will at 212-727-2050 or Nicole@bortolamigallery.com