My Apocalyptic Moment

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My Apocalyptic Moment © Courtesy of the artist & Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
My Apocalyptic Moment

415 SW 10th AVENUE (SUITE 300)
Portland, OR 97205
April 14th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012
Opening: April 13th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

United States


Artist Glen Fogel presents My Apocalyptic Moment, an installation of video, paintings, and new work. In his art, Fogel simultaneously culls from popular media culture as he mines the territory of romantic and family relationships. The centerpiece of the exhibition, With Me… You, is a large-scale five-channel video installation that portrays his family’s wedding and engagement rings in the iconic style of the Home Shopping Network. The installation spans four generations from his great grandmother’s engagement ring to his sister’s wedding ring. Whether through meticulous re-creations of old love letters or by reanimating family heirlooms, Fogel deftly personifies individuals in the objects they own. His work lays bare private correspondence and intimate declarations, enlarging personal experience to a heroic scale.

Fogel lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited widely at venues including Sikkema Jenkins, The Kitchen, Momenta Art, Artists’ Space, NGBK (Berlin), Callicoon Fine Arts, Participant, Inc., Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art. His work has screened in the Toronto and London International Film Festivals, and in 2002, he was included in the Whitney Biennial. Fogel has an MFA from Bard College, and has received grants from the MAP Production Fund and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and was a recipient of the 2009 Princess Grace Award.