Kendell Geers: A Guest + A Host = A Ghost
27 November 2009 - 16 January 2010Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new works by South African-born, Belgium-based artist, Kendell Geers. Kendell Geers is known for work that confronts the viewer head on. It often startles the eye and requires a degree of interrogation from the spectator. In this new body of work, Geers instigates a dialogue with ‘readymade' icon and Dadaist great, Marcel Duchamp, and presents a series of glass and mirrored sculptures. Neither homage nor naïve appropriation, this new body of work demands that the viewer reassess pre-conceived notions of the ‘authentic' -both in the art world and in wider political spheres.
Daniel Guzman: Don't Ask Me How Time Goes By
4 September 2009 - 3 October 2009Cult Mexican artist Daniel Guzmán appears for his first London solo exhibition ‘Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes By' at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Born in 1964 in Mexico City, Guzmán takes inspiration from a diverse range of elements congruous to Mexican popular culture, often borrowing visual imagery from Mexican tabloids, pulp fiction, rock music and cinema.
Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck: Bierstadt
17 July 2009 - 15 August 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of collaborative work by British artist Paul McDevitt and German artist Cornelius Quabeck. It is in the fantastical setting of Bierstadt (Beer City) that McDevitt and Quabeck form this, their third artistic alliance developed over the last two and a half years. An imagined meeting space, or conceptual ‘pub,' Bierstadt provides the point of contact for two friends working in geographically disparate studios to share their daily thoughts and practice.
2 June 2009 - 11 July 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of monotypes and other works from the Estate of the Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (b. 1919, Zurich d. 1988, São Paulo). This two-part exhibition encompasses an in-depth survey of the artist's works and includes seminal drawings from the 1960s and paintings, objects and collages from the 1950s to the 1980s. This group of oil transfer drawings on thin Japanese paper, known collectively as ‘monotypes,' have never been shown before.
24 April 2009 - 23 May 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present their first-ever exhibition of new paintings by American artist Thomas Nozkowski. In June this year, Nozkowski will be celebrated with a mid-career retrospective at The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Tonico Lemos Auad: Mouth, Ears, Eyes, Just Like Us
13 March 2009 - 18 April 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad, his first major presentation in the UK. Auad's work is concerned with materiality, sensuality, process and the relationship between the audience and their environment. Using a wide range of materials, from the ephemeral and everyday to the precious and enduring, he disregards material value to create lyrical, often transient forms.
Strike a Pose
30 January 2009 - 28 February 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present ‘Strike a Pose' - a group exhibition of emerging and established international artists. A diverse selection of two and three dimensional works, both figurative and abstract, explores the physical, psychological and conceptual implications of the ‘pose'.