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Horizon Over Time

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The Around (the first line through), 2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
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The Between, 1991-2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
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The Below, The Above, 1991-2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
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Young Autonomic Father, 1991-2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
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Shark Tongue Syntax, 1991-2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
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Sense and Non-Sense (sequence), 2008-2010 © Galerie Sherin Najjar
Horizon Over Time

Am Park 4
10785 Berlin
Germany
November 13th, 2010 - February 26th, 2011
Opening: November 12th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sherinnajjar.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
tiergarten
EMAIL:  
contact@sherinnajjar.com
PHONE:  
+49(0)30 26 39 55 99
OPEN HOURS:  
MO-TUE by appointment WED - SAT. 12 - 6 PM and by appointment
TAGS:  
conceptual, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

We are very proud to present the first solo exhibition in Germany from the
American inventor and artist Michael Joaquin Grey (*1961, Los Angeles) entitled
Horizon Over Time. Grey is an artist who regularly crosses the border between
art, science and the media. His interdisciplinary approach is used to address
topics such as the origin and development of life, language and morphology.
Working with paintings, computer-generated wall drawings and a sculpture, our
current gallery exhibition shows Grey's interest in the development of language
and self-organizing systems. The relationship between living organisms and their
signals become visible in his wall drawings “Shark Tongue Syntax (Alphabet)”.
Just as aeroplane wings enable flight, sharks use their pectoral fins and
constant swimming to generate their impetus. The second a shark stops moving, it
sinks and dies. Grey seeks to translate this information-controlled life process
into the substantive foundation of our human communication via an alphabet.
Grey’s investigations of the genesis and transformation of life was the chief
influence in his sculpture “Young Autonomic Father.” The template for the work
was provided by the embryo of a stuffed hammer-head shark. The “hammer,” serving
both to stabilize the animal and give it a three-dimensional panoramic view has
been horizontally stretched. In his “Preposition Painting: The Around (the first
line through),” the figure in Caspar David Friedrich’s “Wanderer above the Sea
of Fog” is bisected by a vertical orange line. For Grey, the line represents
cell division and points to the critical moment in the genesis of life.
Michael Joaquin Grey has given exhibitions in a number of museum and gallery
exhibitions across the world, including MoMA/P.S.1, the Gagosian Gallery, the
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Barbara Gladstone Gallery, the
Lisson Gallery.