Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York presents On Shuffle, a group exhibition featuring works by Billy Childish, Kim Gordon, Kalup Linzy, Ryan McNamara, Tony Oursler, Dave Muller, Dario Robletto and Stephen Vitiello on view at 540 West 26th Street 6 July -19 August. On Shuffle presents works in various mediums including sound, performance, painting, mixed media and video that reflect each artist’s fascination with musicality.
Billy Childish’s portraits of composers Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff and John Sibelius reflect the crossover between art and music in Childish’s work. In addition to the creation of over 2000 paintings, Childish has a prolific output of music and poetry, with over 40 collections of poetry and 100 full-length LP’s. Childish will present his first solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in November 2011.
Video and performance artist Kalup Linzy is best known for his series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs many of the characters himself, oftentimes donning drag.
Tony Oursler, known for his innovative combination of video, sculpture, and performance which explores the relationship between the individual and mass media systems with humor, irony, and imagination. Oursler has collaborated with Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon, who reflects her experiences as a musician in her paintings and mixed media works. Ryan McNamara uses video and performance to reflect his fascination with pop music and the music videos he grew up watching on MTV. Artist, musician and DJ Dave Muller creates experimental works, reinterpreting objects that mingle personal and musical. Dario Robletto often uses records, tapes, and recordings as his medium to address themes of popular music and culture, science and humanity. Punk Guitarist and sound artist, Stephen Vitiello, who has also collaborated with Oursler, manipulates and transforms everyday atmospheric sounds in his creation of sound installations.