Mamma Andersson

28 November 2008 - 17 January 2009
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. Andersson's mysterious and compelling paintings present an everyday world instilled with magic, folklore and unsettling ambiguity. Sensuously rendered in thick, impenetrable swathes of paint which melt into diaphanous oily streaks, landscapes and interiors merge into each other only to separate again. Her distinct visual language creates its own context where biographical references, visual quotes, cinematic flow and disjointed narrative converge.

Catherine Opie: The Blue of Distance

15 October 2008 - 15 November 2008
Following her major mid-career survey at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new work by American artist Catherine Opie. For the past twenty years Opie has wandered the North American continent, photographing communities and deserted urban landscapes in a desire to document the played-out ideal of the American dream. From her early studio portraiture of transsexual and queer communities to her polaroids of urban American life from In and Around Home, Opie's contemporary take on classic genres builds a conceptual montage of contemporary American identity.

Kent Monkman

12 September 2008 - 10 October 2008
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Europe of Canadian artist Kent Monkman. Monkman is part of a new generation of Native American artists who has exhibited widely in museums throughout Canada. His broad practice, which ranges from figurative painting to film and performance, explores the complexities of the flawed, yet enduring myth of the American West.

Jim Hodges

31 May 2008 - 19 July 2008
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by American artist Jim Hodges. Hodges uses a wide range of media to create complex and poetic works layered with meaning. Exploring universal themes such as life, death, nature, beauty and the passing of time, his work can be seen as a coming to terms with life and his own sense of self. Interlaced with deeply personal references yet communal in spirit, this form of self-portraiture evades the direct gaze of the viewer and invites many other readings.

Stephan Balkenhol

26 April 2008 - 24 May 2008
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. Following on from a major retrospective at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden which toured to venues in Germany and Austria, this exhibition presents an important opportunity to reassess the artist's work at this significant moment in his career.

 

Rivane Neuenschwander

13 March 2008 - 12 April 2008
The natural world has always been at the heart of Rivane Neuenschwander's work. Exploring nature's hidden and often chaotic logic, Neuenschwander has created a diverse and intimate body of work mapping and charting this evolving terrain. In her fourth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, the artist will present a major new installation alongside film, sculpture and work on paper.

Wayne Gonzales

1 February 2008 - 1 March 2008
The Pentagon from an aerial perspective and the White House pictured from its famed lawn are images so familiar in today's culture that they themselves have become synonymous with American federal bureaucracy and power. Like the media industry which proliferates these images, Wayne Gonzales's recent work is informed both by the saturation and anonymity of stock photography and its processes. His paintings are simultaneously hand-rendered and machine-like reproductions of sites and locations that are engrained in the heart of the American social landscape.