New York is an island
14 February 2013 — 23 March 2013
In his most recent work, Lucas Knipscher engages with the proliferation and hybridization of the technical image and the art object. Contemporary image making, materially different from photography, mediates the present by circulating between fantasy and reality as we negotiate our relationship to the world.
In the ‘Room’ Knipscher presents « New York is an island », a series of works in a variety of media including bamboo, ceramic, felt, fabric, foam and smooth cast resin. Next to stating a simple fact, the title also refers to New York as an exotic place, a fantasy sought after by many artists who move there today looking for a sense of freedom and the promise of an artistic lifestyle filled with possibilities and excitement. (…)
Lucas Knipscher (1979, Washington, DC) received a BFA in photography from the New School for Social Research, New York and an MFA in photography from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. He lives and works in New York. His previous exhibitions include: Gio Marconi, Milan (with Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder), Dingum, Berlin, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (with Steven Baldi), Sculpture Center, New York, Balice Hertling, Paris and Swiss Institute, New York. In 2012 he received a solo exhibition at Thomas Duncan gallery, Los Angeles.
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