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20130520171249-04_

Josh Tonsfeldt

As New York wilts under May’s overripe humidity, Simon Preston Gallery’s latest show carries an appropriately strong whiff of decay. A solo exhibition by Josh Tonsfeldt, the eponymous show is split between Simon Preston and GalerieVidalCuglietta, in Brussels. The two spaces are united by a process of architectural superimposition; Tonfeldt’s multifaceted installation strews both spaces with structural elements and material ephemera, all of which originated from an abandoned Iowan farm home, now burnt down. The home seems to haunt the spaces in Tonsfeldt’s partial reconstructions, as he’s e... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/20/13
20130520171249-04_

Josh Tonsfeldt

As New York wilts under May’s overripe humidity, Simon Preston Gallery’s latest show carries an appropriately strong whiff of decay. A solo exhibition by Josh Tonsfeldt, the eponymous show is split between Simon Preston and GalerieVidalCuglietta, in Brussels. The two spaces are united by a process of architectural superimposition; Tonfeldt’s multifaceted installation strews both spaces with structural elements and material ephemera, all of which originated from an abandoned Iowan farm home, now burnt down. The home seems to haunt the spaces in Tonsfeldt’s partial reconstructions, as he’s e... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/20/13
20130520171249-04_

Josh Tonsfeldt

As New York wilts under May’s overripe humidity, Simon Preston Gallery’s latest show carries an appropriately strong whiff of decay. A solo exhibition by Josh Tonsfeldt, the eponymous show is split between Simon Preston and GalerieVidalCuglietta, in Brussels. The two spaces are united by a process of architectural superimposition; Tonfeldt’s multifaceted installation strews both spaces with structural elements and material ephemera, all of which originated from an abandoned Iowan farm home, now burnt down. The home seems to haunt the spaces in Tonsfeldt’s partial reconstructions, as he’s e... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/20/13
20130520171249-04_

Josh Tonsfeldt

As New York wilts under May’s overripe humidity, Simon Preston Gallery’s latest show carries an appropriately strong whiff of decay. A solo exhibition by Josh Tonsfeldt, the eponymous show is split between Simon Preston and GalerieVidalCuglietta, in Brussels. The two spaces are united by a process of architectural superimposition; Tonfeldt’s multifaceted installation strews both spaces with structural elements and material ephemera, all of which originated from an abandoned Iowan farm home, now burnt down. The home seems to haunt the spaces in Tonsfeldt’s partial reconstructions, as he’s e... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/20/13
20130520171249-04_

A Ruin Loading

by Matthew Shen Goodman
As New York wilts under May’s overripe humidity, Simon Preston Gallery’s latest show carries an appropriately strong whiff of decay. A solo exhibition by Josh Tonsfeldt, the eponymous show is split between Simon Preston and GalerieVidalCuglietta, in Brussels. The two spaces are united by a process of architectural superimposition; Tonsfeldt’s multifaceted installation strews both spaces with structural elements and material ephemera, all of which originated from an abandoned Iowan farm home, now burnt down. The home seems to haunt the spaces in Tonsfeldt’s partial reconstructions, as he’s erecte... [more]
Posted by Matthew Shen Goodman on 5/20/13
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Truths and Dares

by Charlie Schultz
For those whose artistic credo follows the isolationist thinking of “art for art’s sake,” be warned, Daniel Joseph Martinez’s recent work obeys no such boundaries. In his first solo show at Simon Preston Gallery Martinez installed four pieces made in the last two years, the sum of which amounts to cyclical dialogue connecting thoughts on religion, politics, and nature, through a consideration of violence. Standing amidst the three works in the main room is both disturbing and distancing like the experience of people who listen to a war broadcast from the comfort of their couch. In “Chron... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 10/17/10
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Legible Labor

by Hong-An Truong
In a show that connects three disparate artists through a kind of spare visual aesthetic, Simon Preston Gallery presents works by Mary Kelly, Christian Capurrro, and Klaus Mosettig. Exploring various material processes that create a kind of residue or trace, the show alludes to the possibilities of transforming materiality into abstraction, to a concept of evidence through material remains, and to the idea of labor and value in types of ‘work.’ The most abstract in both content and execution of all the works are Klaus Mosettig’s large-scale works on paper. Three drawings are included in... [more]
Posted by Hong-An Truong on 12/13/09
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Blocking and Blacking Out

by Hong-An Truong
Working in new technology, John Gerrard’s work has been called everything from ‘new cinema’ to ‘sculptural photography’ to ‘virtual sculpture.’  The difficulty in categorizing his practice points to what could be significant movements in our understanding of materiality and time.  To be sure, Gerrard’s work vascillates between film, sculpture, photography, and digital media. Time could be said to be his primary medium, as he explores the temporal and experiential possibilities in real-time 3D.  His first New York solo exhibition at Simon Preston is an impressive installation that consists... [more]
Posted by Hong-An Truong on 1/24/09