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Michael Bevilacqua: RADIO Amnesia: A Survey of Works on Paper 1997-2013

May 4 - June 15, 2013
radio amnesia: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Installation view
radio amnesia: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Installation view
radio amnesia: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Installation view
radio amnesia: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Installation view
Grey Ghost I, 2008
Acrylic and digital print on paper
32 x 40 inches
GLG964
Grey Ghost IV, 2008
Acrylic & digital print on paper
32 x 40 inches
GLG967
Grey Ghost III, 2008
Acrylic & digital print on paper
32 x 40 inches
GLG966
Some Velvet Mourning, 2013
Acrylic spray paint on paper
56 x 41 inches
GLG2466
DxUxIxi Fables of the Reconstruction #4, 2005
Collage and mixed media on paper
30 x 22 inches
GLG602
Pablo Honey, 2005
Acrylic, graphite and collage on handmade Khada paper
39 x 52 inches
GLG2429
Barney Head with Butterfly, 2005
Acrylic, graphite & collage on handmade Khada paper
29 x 21 1/2 inches
GLG2476
From Order to Oblivion, 2012
Acrylic spray paint on paper in seven parts
Overall dimensions: 122 x 43 inches
GLG2464
Fantomas in the House, 2010
Acrylic & collage on paper
47 x 35 inches
GLG1500
Ashes to Ashes, 2010
Acrylic and collage on paper
47 x 35 inches
GLG1500
Radio Amnesia, 2011
Mixed media on paper
30 x 22 inches
GLG1748
Unkno Pleasr (gold), 2011
Acrylic spray paint on paper
30 x 22 inches
GLG1838
Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne, 2013
Acrylic spray paint & collage on paper
46 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches
GLG2468
Be A Body (after Fontana), 2012
Acrylic spray paint on paper
46 3/4 x 34 3/4 inches
GLG2469
A Life Lived for Art is NVR WySTED, 2012
Acrylic spray paint, graphite, ink & collage on paper
30 x 22 1/2 inches
GLG2467
The Tragic Souls, 2010
Acrylic, screenprint & collage on paper
30 x 22 inches
GLG1409
What We Do is Secret, 2013
Digital prints on paper in two parts
86 x 86 inches
Unique
GLG2465
DxUxIxi Fables of the Reconstruction (no. 032), 2006
Pencil and collage on vellum
27 x 27 inches
GLG437
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Robert Rauschenberg
Snow Call, 1962
Solvent transfer on Strathmore paper, with gouache, wash, watercolor & pencil
23 x 29 inches
GLG2445
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Michael Bevilacqua
Grey Ghost II, 2008
Acrylic & digital print on paper
32 s 40 inches
GLG965
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Sigmar Polke
Kolner Bettler IV, 1972
Offset lithograph
17 x 23 3/4 inches
GLG1983
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Robert Rauschenberg
Complete Relaxation, 1958
Solvent transfer on Strathmore paper with gouache, wash, watercolor, black crayon & pencil
22 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
David Salle
Untitled (Shopping Cart), 1976
Charcoal & ink on paper
18 x 12 1/2 inches
GLG2451
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
Michael Bevilacqua
Loaded Flower, 2007
Mixed media on paper
39 x 27 inches
GLG1730
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
David Salle
Untitled WPO #100, 1989
Watercolor on paper
18 x 24 inches
GLG2438
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
David Wojnarowicz
Untitled (Sperm Map I), n.d.
Ink on map
9 1/2 x 12 inches
GLG2448
radio amnesia pt 2: a survey of works on paper 1997-2013
David Wojnarowicz
Untitled (Sperm Map II), n.d.
Ink on map
9 1/2 x 12 inches
GLG2449

Press Release

GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY is pleased to present MICHAEL BEVILACQUA: Radio Amnesia: A Survey of Works on Paper, 1997-2013. This will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibit with the gallery.

In this exhibition, the gallery presents a select group of Bevilacqua’s works on paper, a seemingly boundless and easily manipulated medium that has consistently proven inspirational for the artist. For over 15 years, and for the most part unbeknownst to many who have followed his work, Bevilacqua has experimented with his ideas on paper not as a way to gain clarity in painting, but to add another layer of development to his broader image-making practice. When taken together, one can see the depth of connectedness each medium has on the other. When viewed separately, one is struck at how much variety of form the works on paper present. Painting, collage, photography, drawing, stenciling, cut-outs; there seem to be no rules when it leads to finishing a work. Recently, even manipulating the frames of drawings and supports of canvases has not proved off limits. While the earliest works remain emphatically graphic in nature, the viewer is now presented with a timeline of development in Bevilacqua’s experimentation with any tools that have been at his disposal.

The survey is complimented by a small selection of works on paper by several artists who have drawn from the same freedom of definition, including Robert Rauschenberg, David Salle, Sigmar Polke & David Wojnarowicz. They are not specific influences per se, although each has had an impact on the artist, as have many others. Instead, they remind the viewer that rule-based drawing is a particular mindset that none of these artists, Bevilacqua included, have followed.

Michael Bevilacqua was born in Carmel, California in 1966. He attended Long Beach State University and Santa Barbara City College, later continuing his studies at the Cambridge College of Art and Technology in Great Britain. Bevilacqua has exhibited internationally including solo shows in Beijing, Copenhagen, Milan, Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona, and New York. His work is in numerous public collections including The Mitsuni Collection, Tokyo, Japan; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX.


Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturday, 11am to 5pm. For further information please contact Laura Bloom at 646.336.7183 or laura@geringlopez.com.

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