BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:icalendar-ruby CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161207T144415Z UID:25994 DTSTART:20080904T000000 DTEND:20080927T000000 DESCRIPTION:

September 04\, 2008 — September 27\, 2008
76 Grand Str eet\, New York

Conceptual Figures\, an exhibition of n ew conceptually based figurative painting\, opens on September 4th at Deitc h Projects. The twelve artists in the exhibition are fusing two seemingly c ontradictory approaches to art\, Conceptualism and Illusionism. Painting is approached as an intellectual construct rather than as a visual impression of a live model. This does not mean that the resulting images are the prod uct of rational thought. The current strand of Conceptualism reaches back t hrough the pre-rational mind\, becoming almost metaphysical.

C onceptual figuration builds on the innovations of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ra y. It represents a break with the impressionistic and expressionist traditi ons of modern figuration. The emerging generation of painters featured in t his exhibition embraces the innovations of Karen Kilimnik\, John Currin\, a nd Glenn Brown pushing figuration further toward the uncanny. Their realism extends their vision into the unreal. Previous generations of figurative p ainters explored the position of painting after photography. This generatio n is refining the position of painting after Photoshop.

All of the artists in the exhibition\, with the exception of Anders Oinonen\, who lives in Canada\, are working in New York. Most of them are recent graduat es of New York area art schools. Several of the artists participated in the Conceptual Figuration seminar taught by Kurt Kauper at Yale. Kauper\, whos e work is also included in this exhibition\, has been a leader in articulat ing a new conceptual approach to figurative painting.

LOCATION:Deitch Projects - Grand St.\,76 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10013 SUMMARY:Conceptual Figures\, Colleen Asper\, Alison Blickle\, Ain Cocke\, C aleb Considine\, Sophia Dixon\, Micah Ganske\, Aaron Gilbert\, Evan Gruzis\ , Ridley Howard\, Kurt Kauper\, Anders Oinonen\, Colette Robbins END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161207T144415Z UID:25995 DTSTART:20080904T180000 DTEND:20080904T200000 LOCATION:Deitch Projects - Grand St.\,76 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10013 SUMMARY:Conceptual Figures\, Colleen Asper\, Alison Blickle\, Ain Cocke\, C aleb Considine\, Sophia Dixon\, Micah Ganske\, Aaron Gilbert\, Evan Gruzis\ , Ridley Howard\, Kurt Kauper\, Anders Oinonen\, Colette Robbins END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR