Aaron Curry’s Mmnktlplkt transformes the traditional white cube into a compllex optical environment. The walls and the floor of the gallery are covered with dazzling patterns that create the stage for the painted sculptures that stand, lean and hang throughout the space.
“This ambitious installation brings to a new level of complexity the artist’s exploration of the relationships between drawing and form, abstraction and figuration, and spaces both real and virtual. The result is a contemporary Merzbau, resounding with echoes of surrealist abstraction, Picasso and the digitized dimensions of cyberspace.” (Excerpt from the press release)
Across the street from the gallery the exhibition continues with two monumental sculptures installed in Hoxton Square Park.
Aaron Curry was born in 1972 in San Antonio, Texas. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000-2002) and at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (2003-2005).
In 2008, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles presented his first solo museum exhibition. Recent exhibitions include Statuesque, City Hall Park, New York; Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Two Face, The Ballroom, Marfa (2009); Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2009); KölnSkulptur 5, Cologne (2009); and Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2007).
Aaron Curry: mmnktlplkt / Michael Werner Gallery at 20 Hoxton Square, London. Reception for the artist, October 14, 2010.
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