11 October 2006 - 11 November 2006Kendell Geers creates work that aims to disrupt commonly accepted moral codes and principles. Employing a wide range of references - from the realms of history of art, pornography, iconography and kitsch - Geers questions artistic value and mocks the notion of originality. His work reveals razor-sharp humour that plays with the viewer's repulsion and ridicules racial or religious stereotypes. Laden with complex and deep political implications, it is challenging and confrontational. At the same time, Geers' minimalist aesthetics generate a subtle poetic undertone.
10 June 2006 - 22 June 2006Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of new art works by American artist Robert Beck. Robert Beck creates encounters between objects and viewers. His work is poetic, engaging, visceral, and sometimes violent. In his exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Beck deploys a diverse range of media including offset printing blankets, a plaster-cast brick-and-mortar wall sculpture, a cast-aluminium exhibition display apparatus that presents an array of disparate artefacts, and drawings that incorporate forensic latent fingerprint powder. Throughout, personal and cultural narratives are collapsed.
The Last Time They Met
28 April 2006 - 27 May 2006Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present The Last Time They Met, a group show including work by Robert Beck, Robert Beck, Lynda Benglis, James Lee Byars, Tom Friedman, Mark Grotjahn, Jim Hodges, Donald Moffett, Catherine Opie, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Tuttle and Suzanne Wright.
3 February 2006 - 11 March 2006Yoshitomo Nara is well known for his cartoon-like drawings, paintings and sculptures of children and animals sporting adult expressions, provocative stances and salty vocabularies. His mixed-media paintings, sculptures and doodle-like drawings on the backs of envelopes combine musical references with iterations of kawaii, or cute. Not only does his work resonate with an international language of youthful alienation, anger and bemusement, but it also appeals to adults who maintain a connection with their childhood.