Marc Straus

Gallery

Not For All My Little Words

March 30 - April 27, 2014

Curated by Tim Hawkinson

The perpetual struggle to find the right words to communicate meaning is often tantamount to shouting into a void. Trying to connect with a too-huge world frequently hinges on achieving a carefully balanced tone to allow recipients to read between the lines and grasp deeper, more subtle messages than those actually contained in the words.

This exhibition assembles artworks featuring language that remains ambiguous. Statements that at first seem stern and commanding, but after further consideration begin to hover on the edge of playfulness. Works with wry, absurdist humor that come to feel darkly critical over time. The most mysterious are the shortest phrases where the least context is given and individual viewers are challenged to complete the stories based on their own experiences.

Featuring Works From:
Matthew Barney
Andrew Kuo
Robert Barry
Cary Leibowitz
Birgit Brenner
Rick Levinson
Rita Sobral Campos
Roy Lichtenstein
Nigel Cooke
Bruce Nauman
Marcel Dzama
Catherine Opie
Andrew Guenther
Alex Pollard
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Jon Pylypchuk
Matthew Higgs
David Rathman

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Installation View
Not For All My Little Words Robert Barry
2014
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Acrylic on wood panel
8 x 8 inches 2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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Robert Barry
2014
Incomplete....
Acrylic on wood panel
8 x 8 inches

Not For All My Little Words Birgit Brenner
Spiel deine Musik 
2010
Board, digital print, tape, acrylic 
36 ¼ x 43 inches/92 x 109 centimeters 2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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Birgit Brenner
Spiel deine Musik
2010
Board, digital print, tape, acrylic
36 ¼ x 43 inches/92 x 109 centimeters

Not For All My Little Words Rita Sobral Campos
Untitled (Frederik) 
2014
Inkjet print, carbon ink and gold on paper
14 2/3 x 9 inches  2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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Rita Sobral Campos
Untitled (Frederik)
2014
Inkjet print, carbon ink and gold on paper
14 2/3 x 9 inches

Not For All My Little Words Andrew Kuo
No Bar 
2014
Acrylic on wood
33 x 24 inches  2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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Andrew Kuo
No Bar
2014
Acrylic on wood
33 x 24 inches

Not For All My Little Words Andrew Guenther
Dead Astronaut
2012
Acrylic on canvas
32 x 26 inches  2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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Andrew Guenther
Dead Astronaut
2012
Acrylic on canvas
32 x 26 inches

Not For All My Little Words Sorry, I Thought You Said Spaghetti
Latex on wood panel
48 x 48 inches  2014 Marc Straus Gallery
Cary Leibowitz

Sorry, I Thought You Said Spaghetti
Latex on wood panel
48 x 48 inches

Not For All My Little Words David Rathman
Keep That Bad News To Yourself
2013
Watercolor and Ink On Paper
17 x 23 inches 2014 Marc Straus Gallery
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David Rathman
Keep That Bad News To Yourself
2013
Watercolor and Ink On Paper
17 x 23 inches

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