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Origins

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Andre_64_aluminum_square_new_york_1_
64 Square Aluminum, 1969 Aluminum 3/8 X 64 X 64" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Bickerton
Stratified Landscape, 1990 Seaweed, Coral, Steel… 102 X 51 31.5" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Runaway
The Runaway, 1998 Glass, Steel, Mirrors and Pink Marble 84 X 79 X 54" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Noland
Cowboy Missing Teeth…, 1990 Aluminum, Scarf, Lariet 59 X 59.5" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Video
Birthdayparty Edition, 2005 Video 06.35 Min © Courtesy of private collection (New York City)
Bickford
Prometheus' Garden, 1987 Video 28 Minutes © Courtesy of Sloan Fine Art
Smith
Mother, 1991 Papiermache, Collage Lifesize © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
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Rice House, 2007 Indian Granite, Rice.. 7.5 X 8.7 X 46.5 © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
West
Untitled, 2007 Papiermache, Paint 63.9 X 33.5 X 26.4" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Abakanowicz
Seated Bowl, 1987 Birch Twigs, Wire, Wood.. 116 X 45 X 45" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Andre_carl
Sphinges, 1985 Wood (white Pine) 36 X 132 X 132" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Debruyckere
Animal, 2004 Blankets, Yellow Table.. 61 X 55 X 32" © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
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Ash Army No. (?), 2008 Ash, Steel and Wood 25 X 15 7/8 X 16" © Courtesy of PaceWildenstein Gallery
Origins

1701 Main Street PO Box 209
Peekskill, NY 10566
September 13th, 2008 - July 26th, 2009
Opening: September 14th, 2008 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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914-788-0100
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Sat & Sun 12-6pm and by appt
COST:  
$5 Adults $4 Seniors/Educators $2 Students/Children FREE OPENING WEEKEND Sep 13-14th

DESCRIPTION

  

Origins, presents major works by 30 artists from 14 countries using natural materials: clay, ash, fiber, wood and soil, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Carl Andre, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Zhang Huan, Richard Long, Kiki Smith, Mierle Ukeles and Franz West.  Origins will occupy the 10,000 square-foot main gallery space at the HVCCA with several artists producing projects specifically for the exhibition. 

The artists in Origins approach the use of primal materials such as clay, fiber, wood, aluminum, stone, and soil, as mediums that have arrived in the present day with a tremendous amount of tradition attached to them.  Handcrafted qualities and personal sensibilities are emphasized as well as work that addresses the value and beauty of our diverse ecology and its fragility.  There is a reverential simplicity to the use of some materials as with artists such as Andre, Bourgeois, Heizer, Long, Laib, and Schneider, where there is little or no embellishment of stone, wood etc. There is also a focus on the human figure as a locus of expressive possibilities: Bhabha, Landau, Mendieta, Silver, Smith and others.  Whether metaphorically presented or disfigured, shrouded, or animated, the body is offered as a spiritual totem, a monument to corporeal identity.