T. J. Wilcox / Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, opens the fall season with new wall-size collages and a three part film by T. J. Wilcox. The exhibition includes 15 large scale collages and films that tell stories about the spectrum of innocence through the viewpoints of a child, a princess and an ambitious beauty. T. J. Wilcox was born in 1965 in Seattle, Washington. He lives and works in New York City. Recently, he had exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunstverein Munich; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne. Impressions from the opening reception, September 7, 2007. Metro Pictures, New York.

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Excerpt from the press release:
The first segment of the film, “A Fair Tale,” takes us back to a small American town in the 1970’s. Narrated from the point of view of the artist at seven years of age, we follow his memory of a family outing to a county fair with animals, skydivers and Native Americans. The tale of “Sissi, Princess of Bavaria,” follows. It is a tragic story of an unhappy woman who becomes the Empress of Austria only to meet her tragic death by assassination while strolling along Lake Geneva. “The Jerry Hall Story,” glamorizes the rags to riches story of the young Texan beauty. She achieves fame and the love of Bryan Ferry and Mick Jagger after she moves to Paris with her $800 settlement from a car accident.

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