Barbara Kasten, Justin Beal
Constructs, Abrasions, Melons, and Cucumbers
3 Aug – 21 Jun 2012
Bortolami

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Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal, Constructs, Abrasions, Melons, and Cucumbers, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

Bortolami Gallery is pleased to present Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers, an exhibition of works by Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal from June 21st to August 3rd with a reception for the artists on June 21st from 6-8p.m. The exhibition aims to underline the artists’ contrasting ways of “mis”- leading the audience’s first reading of their work. Though forty-two years apart in age, both artists are interested in challenging the potential of their chosen mediums; Kasten presents complex sculpture as photography; Beal incorporates architectural elements into sculptural works, as well as transforming natural objects into humorous constructs.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Studio Construct 121

Studio Construct 121, 2011

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Low Shelf)

Untitled (Low Shelf), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Middle Shelf)

Untitled (Middle Shelf), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes)

Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Middle Pole)

Untitled (Middle Pole), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes)

Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes)

Untitled (Cucumber and Cantaloupes), 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Studio Construct: Incidence 3

Studio Construct: Incidence 3, 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Studio Construct: Incidence 1

Studio Construct: Incidence 1, 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Construct XIII

Construct XIII, 1982

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Construct LB 5

Construct LB 5, 1982

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Construct XI A

Construct XI A, 1981

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/19

Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/19, 1975

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/30

Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/30, 1975

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/31

Photogenic Painting Untitled 75/31, 1975

Press

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss Art in America 19 Jul 2012 Barbara Kasten in Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers Art + Auction 20 Jun 2012 Surefire Summer Shows in Art World Hot Spots Art + Auction August 2012 Bortolami Gallery opens exhibition of works by artists Barbara Kasten & Justin Beal Artdaily June 2012 Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal: Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers @Bortolami DLK Collection 16 Jul 2012 Barbara Kasten and Justin Beal The New Yorker 30 Jul 2012 Bortolami Time Out New York 19 Jul 2012