Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces Concrete Works, a summer group show of eight artists in its Chelsea space, on view from June 2 July 27, 2007. Concrete Works includes photography, painting and sculpture from the early 20th century to the present. The exhibition explores the tension between formalist abstraction and materialism, and between aesthetics and process.
Artists in the exhibition are Walead Beshty, Daniel Lefcourt, Lucy McKenzie, László Moholy-Nagy, Albert Oehlen, Man Ray, Jessica Stockholder, and James Welling. Although the artists in the show employ diverse artistic approaches, they all emphasize the role of materials and means of production in the works on view. Many of the works evoke multiple articulations of a single idea, providing both literal and figurative interpretations.
The exhibition will include new large-format color photographs by Beshty, a new wall sculpture by Lefcourt, a large charcoal drawing by McKenzie, color photographs by Moholy-Nagy, a black and white painting by Oehlen, two automatic paintings by Man Ray, two sculptures by Stockholder, and new photographs from Wellings Quadrilaterals series.