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Tech-né-Color

April 14 - June 18, 2016
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
Installation view: Tech-né-Color
TODD JAMES
Fun Patrol, 2011
Gouache & graphite on paper
22 x 22 inches
Framed: 27 x 27 inches
SGI3101
PETER HALLEY
Explosion #9, 2015
Screenprint monotype on canvas in metal frame
42 x 42 inches
SGI3208
RYAN McGINNESS
I Wish to Wash my Irish Wristwatch, 2016
Acrylic on wood panel in metal frame
69 1/2 x 51 1/8 inches
SGI3202
RYAN McGINNESS
Halos and Horns, 2016
Acrylic on wood panel
69 1/2 x 51 1/8 inches
SGI3204
JOHN F. SIMON, Jr.
Extended Palette, 2016
HDU, Trupan, Flashe and acrylic paint
28 x 36 x 2 3/4 inches
SGI3191
KARIM RASHID
Trisaik 1, 2, 3, 2016
Digital print on polyurethane resin
78 3/4 x 59 inches
SGI3213
JOHN F. SIMON, Jr.
Color Panel v1.0, 1999
Custom software, Apple PowerBook 280c, acrylic plastic
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 3 inches
edition of 12
SGI2705
XAVIER VEILHAN
Quincy Jones, 2015
Oak, plywood, acrylic paint and varnish
48 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 25 1/5 inches
SGI3112
KAWS
PERMANENT THIRTY-THREE (Flashe Pink), 2008
Painted bronze
11 x 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
series of 33 unique colors
SGI896
KAWS
PERMANENT THIRTY-THREE (1428), 2008
Painted bronze
11 x 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
series of 33 unique colors
SGI897
LEO VILLAREAL
Buckyball, 2015
LEDs, custom software, electrical hardware, base
29 x 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
edition of 8
SGI2853
TODD JAMES
Lay of the Land, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches
SGI3211
VINCENT SZAREK
Cherries (Gold), 2016
Urethane on cast aluminum, chrome plated bronze
31 x 24 x 13 inches
#2/3
SGI3209

Press Release

SANDRA GERING INC. is pleased to present Tech-né-color, a group exhibition of works by Peter Halley, Todd James, KAWS, Ryan McGinness, Karim Rashid, John F. Simon, Jr., Vincent Szarek, Xavier Veilhan and Leo Villareal.

Observing the depth and variety of the use of color and technology in painting and sculpture has been a core interest to the gallery’s program since its inception. Taken separately, the two roles can seem like oil and water, their characteristics so incongruous that they warrant divided approaches. However, many artists have embraced this incongruity, with results that are not always obvious. Tech-né-color’s consideration presents examples of this subject from the gallery’s past and current programming. Tech (without the use of) color and color (born from) technology have a variety of overlap, aside from the photographic process most viewers recognize.

Examples include: Peter Halley’s use of fluorescent, Day-Glo and other computer-friendly colors and punchy graphics. At variance with this, Xavier Veilhan and KAWS make color choices in sculpture very selectively, their use of technology inherent in the realization of works that can only be created using the latest fabrication methods regardless of the actual materials. The software artist John F. Simon, Jr. incorporates the two themes even further, hybridizing sculpture and software code into a state where they become indistinguishable. Similarly, Leo Villareal starts with computer coding that allows for hundreds of thousands of color possibilities, building light and space works that are initiated with simple binary structures that, in essence, are colorless. Vincent Szarek approaches color conceptually, applying or removing it for symbolic effect. Finally, Todd James, Ryan McGinness and Karim Rashid consistently favor vivid, highly saturated colors in their work, and their painting or graphics highlight the divide between a visceral use of color and a more methodical one. The psychedelic qualities of each describe their common ground.


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@sandrageringinc.com.

Selected Press

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April 29, 2016

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Widewalls
April 12, 2016

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Observer
April 11, 2016

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