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Tech-né-color : Untitled Miami Beach 2016

November 30 - December 4, 2016
PETER HALLEY
Explosion #9 (Prototype), 2015
Screenprint monotype on canvas, mounted to aluminum Dibond, in metal frame
42 x 42 inches
#9 from a series of 12 unique variants
SGI3208
PETER HALLEY
Popism, 1998
Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic, metallic acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
75 x 74 inches
SGI3171
TODD JAMES
Fun Patrol, 2011
Gouache and graphite on paper
22 x 22 inches
SGI3101
KAWS
Permanent Thirty-Three, 2008
Painted bronze
11 x 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
series of 33 unique colors
SGI897
RYAN McGINNESS
Women (Forms + Surfaces 8), 2012
Etched mirror polished stainless stealing colored glass
30 1/4 x 22 inches
SGI3330
KARIM RASHID
Ikon (Infinity), 2012
Lenticular print
59 x 46 1/4 inches
unique
SGI2083
JOHN F. SIMON, Jr.
Expanded Palette, 2016
HDU, Trupan, Flashe and acrylic paint
28 x 36 x 2 3/4 inches 
SGI3191
JOHN F. SIMON, Jr.
Dependent Improvisation, 2015
HDU, Trupan, Flashe, acrylic paint and charcoal
80 x 82 x 4 inches
SGI3170
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
VINCENT SZAREK
Cherries (Gold), 2016
Urethane on cast aluminum, chrome plated bronze
31 x 24 x 13 inches
edition of 3
SGI3209
XAVIER VEILHAN
Debora, 2006
Birch, painted base
87 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
SGI349
LEO VILLAREAL
Buckyball, 2013
LEDs, custom software, electrical hardware, base
29 x 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
edition of 8
SGI2853

Press Release

TECH-NÉ-COLOR
Untitled: Miami Beach
Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2016

For Untitled: Miami Beach 2016 Sandra Gering Inc. re-creates Tech-né-color, the gallery’s 2016 exhibition of work 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.

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