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"Tom Chamberlain: Solo Exhibition"
2004-05-29 until 2004-06-26
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
Kontainer Gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Tom
Chamberlain in the US.
Tom Chamberlain makes repeated marks, which travel in an ovular arc from
one edge of the canvas to another, in near water-thin black over a white
ground (or vice versa). An image is gradually created as the painting
turns from light to dark where the lines repeatedly crisscross. When the
process is halted, the canvasses are often close to pure black, retaining
faint images, the ghost of the ground color and the tracks of the brush,
hovering within a painted field. In an inversion of expressionism, the
images are invoked in the areas with the least marks.
A recent graduate of The Royal Academy of Arts, London, Tom
Chamberlain was nominated for Becks Futures in 2002. A year later, his work
was included in „Shimmering Substance‰ ˆ curated by Barry Schwabsky and
Catsou Roberts at Arnolfini, Bristol (traveled to Cornerhouse, Manchester).
Other participating artists in „Shimmering Substance‰: Felix Gonzales Torres,
Roger Hiorns, David Musgrave, Ernesto Neto, Lawrence Weiner, Pae White.
Kontainer is in the process of publishing a book on Tom Chamberlain's work
with an essay by Terry R. Myers. The book will be available this fall.
Terry R. Myers is an independent critic and curator living in Los Angeles,
currently a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Royal College of Art in
London. His credits include the critically acclaimed survey exhibition
"Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969" at UCLA Hammer Museum, "Standing
Still and Walking in Los Angeles", Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, and
the Jose Pardo show presented this year at Haunch of Venisson, London.