White Columns is pleased to present a two-room survey exhibition by the New York-based artist Dan Asher. Working across all mediums Asher’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos have been shown internationally for more than 25 years. Asher’s installation in White Room #2 consists of works produced between 1981 and 2008, including groups of drawings from discrete series initiated in 1981-83, 1992, 1995, and 2008. These works on paper are shown alongside a group of recent large-format photographic works of vernacular subjects shot across the U.S.A. The Project Space installation consists of a recent single channel video projection, with a soundtrack performed by musician Liz Durrett. Asher is a mercurial figure whose career extends back to his seminal photographs from the 1970s of musicians Bob Marley, The Ramones, and Debbie Harry, amongst others. Exploring both public and private iconography, Asher’s hard-to-pin-down work has long explored the thresholds and tensions between psychological and social space.
Dan Asher (b. 1947) lives and works in New York. Over the past twenty years his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama, Tokyo; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Aurel Scheibler, Cologne; and Factual Nonsense, London, amongst others. His work was included in the exhibition ‘Unrelated’, curated by White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs for Wilkinson Gallery, London (2008.)