In 2001 Sandra Gering Gallery was pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Craig Kauffman at its former Chelsea location. This was Kauffman's first solo exhibition at Sandra Gering Gallery.
During the 1960s, Craig Kauffman became well known as a member of the LA Finish Fetish movement. Kauffman was the first artist to work with plastic on a large scale, using it to create luminous, vacuum-formed wall relief "bubbles". Iridescent, delicately nuanced colors and voluptuous forms give these works a sense of mystery and eroticism, while their simplicity echoes a minimalist vocabulary. The playful bubble shapes also have an intrinsic humorous quality. In Kauffman's most recent works, the artist brings a new ring-shaped form to his shimmering wall reliefs.
Craig Kauffman began his exhibition career in the 1950s and has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Pasadena Art Museum, among many others. His work was also included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.