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Anna Kustera Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Gregory Green.  Along with his now iconic "explosive" works \, the exhibition will showcase an installation of the artist's worktable t hat simulates the lair of a mad bomber\, complete with glue\, drills\, duct tape and other innocent looking objects capable of mayhem in the wrong han ds.  This cluttered\, clandestine place where it all begins is brought cent er stage\; a theatrical space that can be thought of as an artist's craft t aken to its self-destructive conclusion. Undefined dissent remains the most transgressive human response of them all.

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Green's effigies of bomb s throb with a kind of muted danger. Each work represents its own complicat ed universe\, dialogues that tell parallel tales of construction/ destructi on\, art/reality\, activism/formalism.  As a third culture kid\, Gregory's provocative works expand the parameters between art and direct action\, cul ture and social commentary\, while also bridging the evolution/de-evolution from Modernism to Altermodernism. 

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It might be tempting to view Gr een's singular body of work as a shrewd response to the contemporaneous sur ge in worldwide terrorism. In fact the artist began making his potently ste rile bombs and radical mechanical devices in the late 1980s.  He has\, in a sense\, become the quintessential artist of the 9/11 decade\, presaging un quantifiable matters such as extremist activism and governmental control\, while exploring the unreliability of historical perspective and the essence of the creative drive itself.

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With over 35 one-person exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions\, Gregory has played a significant role in t he contemporary art discourse of the last 20 years.   His work is included in major public and private collections\, including the Museum of Contempor ary Art\, Los Angeles\; the Tate Gallery\, London\; the Saatchi Gallery\, L ondon\; the Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; the Whitney Museum of America n Art\, New York\; the Mori Museum in Tokyo and MAMCO\, Geneva among others .  His installation "Worktable #9\, (Minneapolis) he of Righteousness" was recently featured in the exhibition\, Absentee Landlord\, curated by John Waters at the Wal ker Art Center in Minneapolis\, Minnesota.

DTEND:20121013 DTSTAMP:20140423T182233 DTSTART:20120906 GEO:40.7463774;-74.0070609 LOCATION:Anna Kustera\,520 W. 21st St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The Second Principle of History\, GREGORY ODELL GREEN UID:234318 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120906T200000 DTSTAMP:20140423T182233 DTSTART:20120906T180000 GEO:40.7463774;-74.0070609 LOCATION:Anna Kustera\,520 W. 21st St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The Second Principle of History\, GREGORY ODELL GREEN UID:234319 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR