Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work b y Martin Honert. This will be the artist’s third exhibition at Matth ew Marks Gallery and will include two new sculptures.

Giants is a sculpture of two men\, each approximately eight feet tall. These figur es\, dressed in sweatshirts and carrying backpacks\, are inspired by the ar tist’s memory of circuses from his childhood\, when human oddities were sti ll put on display. Remarkably lifelike\, they are made of painted polyureth ane\, natural hair\, and meticulously produced over-sized clothing.

River Landscape\, the second sculpture on view\, is a four-by-six-f oot diorama showing a train traveling down the verdant banks of the Rhein r iver. The train emerges from a tunnel\, disappears behind a mountain\, and shortly thereafter reappears in the distance. Two trains are used in the sc ulpture\, the one in the background slightly smaller\, creating a forced pe rspective. The train makes its trip only once every few minutes\, and\, giv en the beauty of the landscape and the subtlety of the difference in scale\ , the artist invites the viewer to take his or her time and slow down to th e pace the sculpture has set.

Over the past 25 years Martin Honert h as produced an enigmatic\, small and focused body of work\, consisting of f ewer than 50 objects. He graduated from the Art Academy in Düsseldorf\, in 1988\, where his fellow students included Thomas Struth\, Katharina Fritsch \, Thomas Schütte\, and Andreas Gursky. Honert lives and works in Düsseldor f and Dresden. His work was the subject of a recent retrospective\, organiz ed by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. He represented Germany in the 1995 Venice Biennale\, and he has had one-person exhibitions at the Mus eu d’Art Contemporani\, Barcelona\; the Arnolfini Gallery\, Bristol\; the K unstverein in both Hannover and Stuttgart\; and the Ecole Nationale des Bea ux-Arts\, Bourges.

Martin Honert will be on view at the Matt hew Marks Gallery\, 523 West 24th Street (between 10th &\; 11th Avenues) through October 20\, 2007. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday\, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION:Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St.\,523 W 24 Street \nNew York\, NY 10011US SUMMARY:Martin Honert\, Martin Honert END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR