Ishmael Randall Weeks: Quoin at Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York

In this video we attend the opening of Ishmael Randall Weeks’s solo exhibition Quoin at Eleven Rivington’s Chrystie Street space in New York. It’s Ishmael Randall Weeks’s second exhibition with the gallery. Titled Quoin, the show features new collages and works on paper, objects, sculpture, and a 16mm film.

Ishmael Randall Weeks is known for his use of found and re-purposed materials such as tires, magazines, construction fragments for his sculptures and installations. His work deals with such as urbanization, development, travel, and migration. Ishmael Randall Weeks was born in 1976 in Cusco, Peru. He studied at Bard College and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The artist currently lives and works in Lima and New York. His work is part of the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK; The Museum of Art in Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru; and the MACRO Museum, Rome, among others.

The artist’s solo exhibition at Eleven Rivington runs until February 10, 2013. The show coincides with a solo project Cuts, Burns, Punctures at The Drawing Center, New York, that runs until March 13, 2013.

Ishmael Randall Weeks: Quoin at Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York. Opening reception, January 9, 2013. Video by Shimon Azulay.

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