Ann Veronica Janssens, Kitty Kraus, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
First lines, like first dates, or the first bite of dessert, can be deceptive.
28 Mar – 26 Apr 2014
Bortolami

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Ann Veronica Janssens, Kitty Kraus and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, First lines, like first dates, or the first bite of dessert, can be deceptive, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2014

Bortolami is pleased to present a three-person exhibition entitled First lines, like first dates, or the first bite of dessert, can be deceptive, organized by Christine Messineo. The title of this exhibition is taken from a text by Ann Beattie in which she discusses the inherent difficulty of beginnings, the first line. Where to start? Beattie nullifies the issue of first impressions by allowing her beginnings to remain elliptical, making the encounter unstable. The reader enters a story mid-conversation, mid-scenario. In this exhibition Ann Veronica Janssens, Kitty Kraus and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané present works where the encounter is not the reveal. First looks cannot be relied upon.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Fólego

Fólego, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled I

I, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bark IV

Bark IV, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Magic Mirror Pink

Magic Mirror Pink, 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bark II

Bark II, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bark III

Bark III, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Disque vert

Disque vert, 2010

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bark I

Bark I, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled IPE 130

IPE 130, 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (Light Box)

Untitled (Light Box), 1977

Press

Bortolami gallery’s exhibit shows 3 x minimalist encounters FirstIndigo&Lifestyle Apr 2014