drawing

7 December 2000 - 17 January 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new works on paper by: Stephan Balkenhol, Tom Friedman, Kendell Geers, Dryden Goodwin, Jim Hodges, Beatriz Milhazes, Donald Moffett, Yoshitomo Nara, Rivane Neuenschwander, Vong Phaophanit, Richard Phillips, Alexander Ross, Michal Rovner, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley and Kerry Stewart.

Draw (draw) v.t. (past drew (droo), p.p. drawn (drawn))
1 to draft, to picture, to portray. 2 to drag or pull. 3 to pull after on; to haul. 4 ...

donald moffett

20 October 2000 - 25 November 2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by New York based artist Donald Moffett.

Moffett, who coined the phrase "trans-disciplinary", works across categories and media. In the late 1980's, Moffett was a founding member of the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury. In 1989, he co-founded Bureau, a studio involved in design and social evolution. His art has always been built on an armature of political predicaments and social observations. Mores, cod...

dryden goodwin - wait

15 September 2000 - 11 October 2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by British artist Dryden Goodwin. Goodwin will be exhibiting Wait, a five-screen video installation with soundtrack and Drawn to Know, sequences of drawn photographic portraits.

Wait explores our continual desire to seek out moments of significance, poignancy and change by capturing images of individuals in real-life situations. The structure of each original event progresses from anticipation and re...

stephan balkenhol

30 June 2000 - 5 August 2000
Stephen Friedman is pleased to present an exhibition of work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol.

From a sculptor's traditional material, wood, Stephan Balkenhol carves figurative work that mixes references and traditions.

His sculptures derive their visual currency and symbolic significance from their origin in two diametrically opposed fields in art history and practice. From the Minimalist tradition they draw a rational, sober and inorganic character. Yet they al...

yoshitomo nara

26 May 2000 - 24 June 2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Nara's drawing, paintings and sculptures of mysterious children and animals act like decoys. They lure the viewer towards them with their cartoon-like familiarity and sweetness, only to reveal the grown-up fears and anxieties of living in the contemporary world.

Nara's work presents another side of childhood and points to the inner darkness of the contemporary human condition. The ...

william kentridge

14 April 2000 - 20 May 2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by South African artist William Kentridge.

William Kentridge has become known for his film animations, drawings, theatre and opera productions. Despite the variety of media, his work is linked by themes that are tenderly balanced between historio-political and more autobiographical concerns: hybrid identities, dispossession and fragmentation.

For this show, Kentridge will exhibit a new body of w...

nikki s. lee

28 January 2000 - 1 March 2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present New Yorker Nikki S. Lee's first European solo-exhibition of photographic works.

A tourist jubilantly mimics the Statue of Liberty; two girls cuddle on a sofa; a couple in 1950's clothes throw each other around the dance floor; young Hispanic mothers gossip on doorsteps; an old woman pesters the postman. These are all wildly different scenarios, yet all linked together by the pervasive presence of the artist in the photograp...