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Coup de Grace

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Ay! Mi Toro!, 1996 Photography 1.27 X 1.57 Meters © Touhami Ennadre
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Ay! Mi Toro!, 1996 Photography 1.27 X 1.57 Metres © Touhami Ennadre
Coup de Grace
Curated by: Simon Preston

301 Broome Sytreet
New York, NY 10002
March 12th, 2008 - April 23rd, 2008
Opening: March 12th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.simonprestongallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
office@simonprestongallery.com
PHONE:  
212 431 1105
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
controversial, simon-preston-gallery, simon-preston, lower-east-side, art-gallery, gallery

DESCRIPTION

A ‘coup de grâce' refers to a violent act with merciful intent. A deathblow intended to end suffering. The five artists in the exhibition explore the opposing roles of aggressor and victim, and through an unconventional use of sculpture, photography and painting, attempts are made to provoke, transform and repair with varying degrees of success. Natural order is reversed with this inaugural exhibition challenging an action inherently reserved as the final act.